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BA.2 version of Omicron identified in 18.4% samples in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu public health department has in an articulation said that BA.2 Sub variation of Omicron was identified in 18.4 percent of the samples sequenced in the state from January to March 2022.

It is to be noticed that the BA.2 sub-variation is driving the Covid-19 cases in the UK. The genomic examination on the samples additionally observed that the sub-variation BA.1.1 was identified in 43% of the samples while the BA.1 sub-variation was found in 37.3 percent of the samples.

The public health department additionally said that Omicron was the predominant variation in circulation in the state. The Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) at the State Public Health Laboratory showed that 93% of the 496 variations sequenced in the state were of Omicron variation.

Tamil Nadu health secretary, J. Radhakrishnan while addressing IANS said, “The Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) data was not meant to create any panic among the people. This is however to sensitise the people about the BA.2 variant.” He likewise said that Tamil Nadu didn’t have a lot of clinical contrast between the two variations and said that individuals should be cautious as somewhat recently a few nations have recorded an increase in cases.

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