Samples of 12 international Covid positives sent for genome sequencing in Bengaluru

Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar tweeted that in the month of December (till 24th), 2,867 passengers were tested at KIA, of whom 12 have tested positive.

published on : 27th December 2022

Bengaluru: ‘Seen 30 Omicron variants, herd immunity our strength’, says experts

Since almost everyone has been vaccinated with two doses and most people have taken the booster, the fear of hospitalisation is less.

published on : 27th December 2022

India on Covid alert: Screening of international passengers begins 

While its first case in India was detected in October in Gujarat, the second one was found a month later from the same state. The third case was from Odisha.

published on : 22nd December 2022

Surge in Covid cases: States, UTs asked to submit 'larger number' of samples for whole genome sequencing

The direction was issued during Friday's meeting by the INSACOG which reviewed the COVID-19 data to check the possibility of any new emerging variant or sub-variant.

published on : 18th June 2022

‘Rising Covid numbers in five states localised spike’

India is seeing a fresh surge in Covid-19 cases in some states — Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Telangana and Karnataka — but the spike seems to be localised. 

published on : 7th June 2022

COVID-19 surge due to Omicron sub-variants BA.4, BA.5 unlikely in India

India's top virologist T Jacob John said he is not expecting any surge in COVID cases in India after the two Omicron sub-types were detected in India.

published on : 25th May 2022

COVID-19: India's first case of Omicron XE variant confirmed by INSACOG

The confirmation from INSACOG came after XE - a recombinant variant of BA.1 and BA.2 sub lineages of Omicron - was reported from Maharashtra, Gujarat and Kerala

published on : 3rd May 2022

Very few recombinant variants of coronavirus have been found in India: INSACOG 

INSACOG also said none of those variants has shown either increased transmission, locally or otherwise, nor were they associated with severe disease or hospitalisation.

published on : 27th April 2022

Scientific evidence so far does not indicate woman in Mumbai infected with XE variant: Sources

INSACOG is conducting a genomic analysis of the case after a follow-up declared XE positive case of COVID-19 in Mumbai.

published on : 6th April 2022