A BA.5 sub-variant of Omicron case detected in Pune

A genome sequence report from BJ General Medical College (BJGMC) confirmed the presence of the mutation.

Pune: A 37-year-old man in Pune has been found to have a BA5 sub-variant of Omicron, the State Health Department reported on Saturday. A genome sequence report from BJ General Medical College (BJGMC) confirmed the presence of the mutation.

“The model was processed at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) based in Pune,” said state surveillance officer Dr Pradeep.

“The patient was diagnosed with Kovid-19 with mild symptoms on June 2 and treated separately at home. The patient, who arrived from England on May 21, had taken both doses of the Cowshield vaccine, ”said Dr Awade.

Last week, a 31-year-old woman in the city tested positive for the BA.5 subunit variant of the SARS-CoV2 virus, the Omicron strain. In the last week of May, four patients with BA.4 mutation and three patients with BA.5 mutation were found in Pune.

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