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More than 6,000 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, cases are increasing due to XBB1.16 variant, be alert if you see these symptoms

During a March 29 press conference, WHO’s COVID-19 technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove said, “XBB.1.16 in India has replaced other variants that are now driving the outbreak.”

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Keep an eye out for these symptoms:

Symptoms of this type include fever that rises gradually and lasts for 1-2 days, sore throat, body aches, headache and abdominal discomfort. The XBB.1.16 variant does not cause any serious problems. However, people with certain serious health issues and those with respiratory conditions should exercise caution.

According to a circular issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, patients of Covid-19 should remain in isolation at home, use of masks inside the house, washing hands are some of the essential things. Apart from this, patients should also monitor their temperature and oxygen level.

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This variant of Covid is going to spread rapidly

Dr SK Sarin, director of the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), told NDTV that at least 98 per cent of the samples taken from patients infected with Covid-19 in Delhi showed signs of the XBB.1.16 variant. He said that although the XBB.1.16 variant is not very lethal, it spreads very fast.

“Despite the increase in infections, deaths have been low. Cough and cold are common symptoms in patients infected with the XBB.1.16 variant,” he said.

He said, Dr. Sarin encouraged people with comorbidities and overweight people to take some steps to avoid the virus, he also advised individuals to take booster doses. “People who have been infected with the virus can face long-term lung, heart, kidney and brain complications.”

Disclaimer: This content provides general information only including advice. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult an expert or your doctor for more details. ..

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