Wednesday, February 21, 2024

INSACOG

Covid variant JN.1 spreads to 15 states

COVID-19 sub-variant JN.1 has spread to 15 states and Union territories with a total of 923 cases of the infection reported so far, according to the INSACOG. Data compiled by the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) showed Karnataka has...

COVID-19 sub-strain JN.1 detected in Kerala woman

A case of COVID-19 sub-variant JN. 1 has been detected in Kerala as part of an ongoing routine surveillance activity of the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), a senior official from the Indian Council of Medical research (ICMR) said...

76 samples of new Covid-19 variant XBB1.16 found in India: INSACOG data

A total of 76 samples of COVID-19’s XBB.1.16 variant have been found which might be behind the recent rise of cases in the country, according to INSACOG data. The variant has been found across Karnataka (30), Maharashtra (29), Puducherry (7)...

All Omicron sub-variants found in India: Health Min

Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) sentinel sites referred 324 Covid-19 positive samples for sequencing to 22 INSACOG labs between December 29 to January 7, and the results revealed presence of all Omicron variants like BA.2 and its sub-lineages including...

Random Covid testing for Intl passengers from Dec 24

The government on Thursday said that two per cent of passengers arriving in each international flight will be subject to random coronavirus test from December 24. The Union health ministry has written to the civil aviation ministry in this...

Mask up, take the jab, Covid not over yet: Centre

In view of a sudden spurt in COVID cases in China and some other countries, the Union health minister on Wednesday reviewed the situation in the country and asked people to follow COVID-appropriate behaviour, including wearing masks in crowded...

Covid alert: States directed to ramp up genome sequencing

Amid a sudden spurt in COVID-19 cases in Japan, South Korea, Brazil, China and the US, the central government on Tuesday urged all states and Union territories to gear up the whole genome sequencing of positive samples to keep...

Closely monitoring XBB variant: INSACOG

Indian patients infected with Omicron sub-lineage XBB of COVID-19 have mild disease and no increase in severity is noted, the INSACOG said.The expert panel said the XBB variant has been detected in multiple states in the country.The Indian...

Omicron’s main subvariant mutating further, INSACOG rings alarm bells

Even as Covid-19 cases have seen a consistent fall in the number of daily cases reported in India, the Omicron variant may play spoilsport. According to Insacog scientists, Omicron’s BA.2.75 variant that has been the most dominant one may...

Omicron, sub-lineages circulating predominantly in India: Report

The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), in a weekly meeting, reviewed the data of genomic surveillance of variants and found that at present, Omicron and its sub-lineages are the predominant mutations that are circulating in India.“Presently, only Omicron and...