Bihar’s health department discovered a novel Omicron variant on 28th April at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS).
The new variant is the most harmful of all
The new variety BA.12 is ten times more harmful than BA.2, which was discovered during the country’s third Corona wave.
Prof Dr. Namrata Kumari, the HOD of the microbiology department of IGIMS, said: “Keeping in view the rising Covid cases, we had started genome sequencing of samples of Omicron variant of Corona. There were 13 samples tested and one of them had BA.12 strains. The remaining 12 samples have BA.2 strains.”
“We have asked the authority for contact tracing of all the positive samples of Omicron. The BA.12 variant is 10 times more dangerous than BA.2. Though, there is no need to worry. Precaution is required here to protect from it,” She said.
The BA.12 variation was discovered for the first time in the United States. Moreover, there were two to three cases in Delhi, and one case has recently been discovered in Patna.