As per the latest Union health ministry data, India reported 18,815 new coronavirus cases and 38 related deaths in the last 24 hours.
Coronavirus LIVE Updates:
–> Currently, there are 1,22,335 active cases in the country
–> 18,815 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours
–> 38 related deaths in the last 24 hours
–> recovery rate is at 98.51%
–> daily positivity rate was 4.96%
–> So far, 198.51 crore vaccine doses have been administered under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
–> The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 10,218 on Friday. A total of 129 people have died due to the infection so far.
WHO says New Covid Sub-Variant BA 2.75 Detected In India
In Europe and America, BA.4 and BA.5 are driving waves. In India a new sub-lineage of BA.2.75 has been detected. World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday said –
On COVID-19, globally reported cases have increased nearly 30 per cent over the past two weeks. Four out of six of the WHO sub-regions saw cases increase in the last week
In Europe and America, BA.4 and BA.5 are driving waves. In countries like India a new sub-lineage of BA.2.75 has also been detected, which we’re following,
WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan said –
there has been an emergence of a sub-variant that is being called the BA.2.75 “first reported from India and then from about 10 other countries.
but this sub-variant seems to have a few mutations on the receptor-binding domain of the spike protein. So obviously, that’s a key part of the virus that attaches itself to the human receptor. So we have to watch that. It’s still too early to know if this sub-variant has properties of additional immune evasion or indeed of being more clinically severe. We don’t know that.
WHO Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolution (TAG-VE) is constantly looking at the data from around the world.
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As of July 3, 2022, over 546 million confirmed COVID19 cases and over 6.3 million deaths had been reported globally.
The highest numbers of new cases were reported from India (112,456 new cases, an increase of 21%), Thailand (15,950, an increase of 6%) and Bangladesh (13,516 new cases, a 53% increase).