Arcturus is more contagious than the previous major subvariant
The dead was an elderly foreigner with multiple health issues
It is a sub-variant of omicron which can spread easily
bangkok, With the death of the first patient, the new version of COVID-19, Arcturus, has raised alarm bells across the world. According to The Independent, the first death from the Arcturus strain, nearly 1.2 times more contagious than the previous major subvariant, was reported yesterday in Thailand amid a rise in cases worldwide. Meanwhile, Thai PBS World quoted Dr. Sirilak as saying that as of April 17, a total of 27 cases of XBB.1.16 have been detected in Thailand and one of them has died.
Thailand’s health department said the deceased was an elderly foreigner with multiple ailments. Therefore, his death does not directly reflect the severity of this subvariant but rather its effect on other risk factors. Health officials issued a warning about XBB.1.16 and urged the general public to exercise caution. Please say that Arcturus was first detected in January. It is a sub-variant of Omicron that can spread easily. The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that the XB.1.16 variant is similar to the XBB.1.5 variant but has an additional mutation. Therefore, it can spread quickly but not get worse.
According to the WHO report, in India, Arcturus has replaced other types. It is spreading rapidly in the country, but the hospitalization rate remains low. The variant has mild symptoms and no serious complications have been observed so far. Recently, a new symptom has been added to this list which is reported especially in children. Experts pointed out that many patients have itchy and pink eyes. These eye-related symptoms were not seen in previous waves.
Tags: Corona return, Covid-19 New Variant, Thailand
FIRST POST: April 21, 2023, 5:41 PM HST