India detects the first case of a new Omicron subvariant

India detects the first case of a new Omicron subvariant

INSACOG confirmed the presence of BA.4 and BA.5 omicron submutants of coronavirus in India. One is Tamil Nadu and the other is Telangana.

BA.4 and BA.5 are sub-mutants of the highly contagious epidemic variant of the virus.

In a statement on Sunday, the SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) in India said a 19-year-old woman in Tamilnadu was found infected with a BA.4 subvariant of the virus.

Patients show only mild clinical symptoms and are fully vaccinated. She had no travel history.

Previously, South Africans were reported positive for the BA.4 subvariant of Omicron upon arrival at Hyderabad Airport.