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New more contagious variant of Covid-19 surfaces in Delhi

New sub-variant of Covid's Omicron version has been detected in New Delhi

A new more contagious sub-variant of Covid's Omicron version has been detected in New Delhi, according to an official on Wednesday.

The new sub-variant, which can break through vaccines, was detected in a report of 90 samples sent for genome sequencing.

Dr Suresh Kumar, Medical Director of LNJP Hospital said that the new sub-variant, which has been identified as BA-2.75, has a higher transmissibility and infects people already having antibodies and also those who have inoculated with Covid vaccines.”

The detection of the new variant also comes at a time when Covid-19 cases have been on the rise in the national capital.

The capital witnessed the highest positivity rate at 17.85% since January 21 on August 7. The total number of active Covid-19 cases in Delhi stands at around 7,484.