Coronavirus Mutation: News

23 Dec 2022

Omicron variant

Omicron BF.7: Symptoms, precautions, and what we know so far

COVID-19 is posing yet another danger to public health in the form of the new Omicron sub-variant BF.7.

09 Apr 2022


COVID-19 XE variant reported by Gujarat; detected in 67-year-old man

Gujarat's health department authorities on Saturday confirmed that the XE variant of the novel coronavirus was detected in a patient who had tested positive about a month ago.

17 Mar 2022

South Korea

South Korea logs record-high 6 lakh daily COVID-19 cases

South Korea's daily COVID-19 case count has shattered the previous record on Thursday, recording over six lakh new cases for the first time ever since the pandemic broke out.

01 Dec 2021


Omicron: Maharashtra asked to align travel rules with central guidelines

The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday highlighted how the Maharashtra government's travel restrictions were in "divergence" with federal guidelines.

30 Nov 2021


How Indian states are preparing to fight Omicron variant

Indian states have increased caution to check the spread of the new coronavirus variant called Omicron.

No conclusive evidence to suggest Omicron more transmissible: Top virologist

There is no conclusive evidence to suggest that the Omicron variant of coronavirus is more transmissible or dangerous, said India's top virologist Dr. Anurag Agrawal.

Is Omicron variant more dangerous? Here's what WHO says

The World Health Organization (WHO) Sunday released its preliminary findings on the new B.1.1.529 coronavirus variant, dubbed Omicron.

22 Oct 2021

Russia News

More contagious Delta subvariant in Russia; what does it mean?

A new "more contagious" subvariant of the Delta coronavirus strain has been detected in Russia, the state consumer watchdog's senior researcher said on Thursday.

Coronavirus: India reports 53K new infections; 20 Delta+ cases

India on Monday reported 53,256 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day spike in 88 days. The country also reported under 1,500 deaths.

06 Jun 2021

South Africa

Coronavirus mutated 32 times in HIV+ South Africa woman: Study

A 36-year-old woman in South Africa with advanced HIV carried the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 for 216 days, a new study has found.

24 Apr 2021

Sri Lanka

New and more potent coronavirus strain detected in Sri Lanka

A new coronavirus strain that is airborne and more potent than all those found previously in Sri Lanka has been discovered in the country, according to a top immunologist.

21 Apr 2021


'Triple mutant' variant of coronavirus emerges; gene study inadequate: Report

A third mutation has reportedly been detected in the "double mutant" variant of coronavirus, raising concerns about the ability of the virus to evade the human immune response.

19 Apr 2021


Clinical features, CT scans will rule out false negatives: Experts

Amid a staggering surge in COVID-19 cases, India's top experts on Monday said RT-PCR tests detect coronavirus in around 80 percent of the cases, so clinical features and CT scans/chest X-rays should be used to rule out false negatives in symptomatic patients followed by a repeat test after 24 hours.

18 Apr 2021


India's COVID-19 surge: Could 'double mutant' variant be blamed?

India is now reporting more coronavirus infections than any other nation, yet it continues to see a daily record rise in cases.

New coronavirus variants in India: All you need to know

At least two new variants of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in Maharashtra, Kerala, and Telangana, the Union Health Ministry had said on Tuesday.

23 Feb 2021

Anil Baijal

Over 7K coronavirus mutants are in circulation in India: Report

Recent media reports have cited a Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) study to claim that 7,569 coronavirus mutants are in circulation in the country.

New COVID-19 strains could be more infectious: AIIMS chief

New strains of the coronavirus could be more infectious, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi chief Dr. Randeep Guleria said in a recent interview.

19 Feb 2021


Coronavirus mutations found in two Maharashtra districts

Researchers have found two new mutations in coronavirus samples from Amravati and Yavatmal districts of eastern Maharashtra which can escape neutralizing antibodies, a senior official said on Thursday.