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Covid-19: Omicron's XBB variant emerges as dominant in India, TN tops

Covid-19: Omicrons XBB variant emerges as dominant in India, TN tops

Chennai: Covid is happening stealthily, as we go about with our lot in life all the same.

Experts say that a subvariant of covid19' Omicron has begun infecting large number of people in India.

The XBB subvariant is found in nine states indicating its rampancy in the nation.

Tamil Nadu tops the number of infections, indicating its increasing prevalence.

International research organisation GISIAD, that has been monitoring the changes in the virus, has reported that there were 380 confirmed cases of XBB in India. Tamil Nadu has reported 175 cases, followed by West Bengal with 103 cases.

The other states that have detected XBB virus are Odisha (35), Maharashtra (21), Delhi (18), Puducherry (16), Karnataka (9), Gujarat (2), and Rajasthan (1).

IANS with inputs

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