According to a report in TOIThere has been a jump in the Covid positivity rate in states like Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat. There have been two deaths due to corona in Maharashtra while 155 new cases have been registered in a single day. Telangana reported more than 100 cases on Tuesday and Wednesday. States like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir have positivity rates between 5% and 10%. Let us know whether XBB 1.16 is the reason for increasing new cases, what can be its symptoms and what should be done to avoid it.
Is the rise in cases due to XBB.1.16 and XBB.1.5?
According to Covespectrum, (Ref) XBB.1.16 in India is growing rapidly in Maharashtra and Gujarat. It is a sub-variant of XBB and this variant of Corona already dominates in India. It already has a sub-variant named XBB.1.5. It is believed that new cases are increasing due to both these sub-variants. However, the picture will be clear only after the reports of some more samples come.
These can be symptoms of COVID XBB 1.16 variant
If we talk about the symptoms of XBB 1.16, then no specific symptoms of this sub-variant have been confirmed so far. Although it is being speculated that its symptoms may also be like the classic symptoms of Covid-
- muscle pain
- sore throat
- running nose
- Apart from these, patients have abdominal pain
- and symptoms like diarrhea can also be felt
COVID XBB 1.16 How Deadly?
It is being told that the new variant is spreading rapidly and it is already being seen as a threat. The new variants of Corona are adept at dodging immunity. Sub-variants of the Omicron family, including XBB 1.16, are known to spread rapidly. You would know that since 2021, Omicron has created a ruckus all over the world. However, it is too early to say how serious this sub-variant can be. However, it is very important to take precautions.
what to do to avoid corona
Everyone knows the ways to avoid corona. Keep in mind that these days the influenza virus ‘H3N2 virus’ has also created a ruckus. Its symptoms are also like corona virus and it also spreads like this. In such a situation, it is important that you keep these things in mind.
- Avoid going out if you have any symptoms of infection
- Avoid being around people who have symptoms of infection
- Avoid going to crowded places without wearing a mask
- If someone has corona, keep him away from children and the elderly.
- Maintain good air circulation inside the house
- keep washing hands with soap or use sanitizer
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Disclaimer: This article is for general information only. It cannot be a substitute for any medicine or treatment in any way. Always consult your doctor for more details.