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290 cases of COVID-19 variant KP.2, 34 cases of KP.1 detected in India: INSACOG data

As many as 290 cases of KP.2 and 34 cases of KP.1, both sub-lineages of COVID-19 that are responsib…

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Study suggests rodents likely origin of the Omicron variant

A previous study had suggested that the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus may have been …

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How Omicron sub-variants escape our body's immune system

Researchers have identified why Omicron sub-variants are better, than previous Covid-19 variants, a…

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India reports 475 new Covid cases, six deaths

he Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said the country reported 475 new Covid-19 cases and six deaths…

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India’s case tally of new Omicron variant XBB.1.5 reaches five — Here’s what you need to know

The latest data from INSACOG reveals that three samples from Gujarat and one each from Karnataka an…

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Covid-causing Omicron BF.7 variant highly transmissible but not as severe as Delta variant, say doctors

Just as Indians were getting ready to ring in the new year with a bang after two years of pandemic-…

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Karnataka records its first H3N2 variant death

With the death of an 85-year-old man in Hassan, Karnataka recorded its first death from the H3N2 va…

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What to know about the ultra-infectious Omicron subvariants circulating the US as COVID rates rise, Broadway shows pause, and a mask mandate returns

It's possible that the new, ultra-infectious subvariants driving up cases now could be a sign the v…

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The Omicron variant is now the most common coronavirus variant in the US, the CDC says

Federal officials said the variant, which is highly transmissible, accounts for 73% of all confirme…

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The coronavirus subvariant surging in Europe is a more-contagious type of Omicron which experts fear could soon take over in the US

The BA.2 subvariant is causing a new wave of infections in Europe, and already makes up about 23% o…

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Covid 19's XBB.1.5 variant cases rise to 26 in India: INSACOG

The XBB.1.5 strain is a relative of the Omicron XBB variant, which is a recombinant of the Omicron …

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Scientists found a 2nd type of Omicron that's harder to track since tests struggle to distinguish it from other variants

The BA.2 lineage of Omicron doesn't have the "S-gene dropout" that made the first lineage of Omicro…

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A new coronavirus variant called 'Omicron' is now a 'variant of concern,' the WHO said

South Africa first reported the Omicron variant, or B.1.1.529, to the World Health Organization on …

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Moderna president says 4th COVID-19 shot is probably only necessary for older and immunocompromised people

Young, healthy people may choose not to get boosted if they're not concerned about infection or mil…

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COVID-19 patients say Omicron back pain feels like period cramps, kidney stones, or muscle spasms

Back pain has become relatively common among people recently diagnosed with COVID-19. It could offe…

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No new Covid variants emerged during China's recent outbreak: Lancet study

No new Covid-19 variants have emerged in China during the recent surge in infections since the coun…

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The Omicron variant appears to cause croup, a barking cough, in some children under 5: report

Croup is generally harmless, but because it's a cough that sounds like a dog or seal barking, it ca…

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New Omicron subvariant detected in India - Here’s all you need to know about the new variants causing Covid 19

New Omicron subvariant detected in India - Here’s all you need to know about the new variants causi…

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As Omicron becomes the dominant variant, the US is averaging 200,000 new COVID-19 cases a day

Omicron now accounts for the majority of COVID-19 cases in the US. Disease experts anticipate a swi…

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