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Covid-19 | A look at rising number of cases and virus sub-variants in select countries

A look at infection trends in some countries battling the covid, and the sub-variant responsible it...

May 13, 2022 / 12:51 PM IST
A few countries are seeing a spike in Covid-19 cases, mostly led by Omicron sub-variants. Though much is not known about whether these sub-variants are more infectious than the original strain, a sudden spike in cases places severe strain on healthcare systems. (Image: News18 Creative)
A few countries are now seeing a spike in Covid-19 cases, mostly led by Omicron sub-variants. Though much is not known about whether these sub-variants are more infectious than the original strain, a sudden spike in cases places severe strain on healthcare systems. (Image: News18 Creative)
United States recorded 15,20,223 cases in 28 days during April 12-May 9, mainly driven by BA.2, BA.2.12.1. (Image: News18 Creative)
United States recorded 15,20,223 cases in 28 days during April 12-May 9, mainly driven by BA.2, BA.2.12.1. (Image: News18 Creative)
Australia reported 11,80,331 cases in 28 days from April 12-May 9, mainly driven by BA.2. (Image: News18 Creative)
Australia reported 11,80,331 cases in 28 days from April 12-May 9, mainly driven by BA.2. (Image: News18 Creative)
6,83,168 COVID cases recorded in China, between April 12-May 9. (Image: News18 Creative)
6,83,168 COVID cases recorded in China, between April 12-May 9. (Image: News18 Creative)
South Africa recorded 1,11,997 cases in 28 days between April 12-May 9. (Image: News18 Creative)
South Africa recorded 1,11,997 cases in 28 days between April 12-May 9. (Image: News18 Creative)
14,95,666 Covid cases recorded in Italy in 28 days during April12-May 9, mainly driven by BA.2. (Image: News18 Creative)
14,95,666 Covid cases recorded in Italy in 28 days during April12-May 9, mainly driven by BA.2. (Image: News18 Creative)
Japan recorded 10,53,979 cases in 28 days between April 12-May 9. (Image: News18 Creative)
Japan recorded 10,53,979 cases in 28 days between April 12-May 9. (Image: News18 Creative)
Taiwan recorded 3,69,464 cases in 28 days between April 12-May 9, mainly driven by original Omicron strain. (Image: News18 Creative)
Taiwan recorded 3,69,464 cases in 28 days between April 12-May 9, mainly driven by original Omicron strain. (Image: News18 Creative)
A look at the Omicron family. (Image: News18 Creative)
A look at the Omicron family. (Image: News18 Creative)
A snapshot of the Omicron sub-variants that are driving cases in most of the countries. (Image: News18 Creative)
A snapshot of the Omicron sub-variants that are driving cases in most of the countries. (Image: News18 Creative)
BA.2.12.1 was first detected in the US by New York states health officials in April. (Image: News18 Creative)
BA.2.12.1 was first detected in the US by New York states health officials in April. (Image: News18 Creative)
All of these sub-variants are being closely monitored by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as part of Omicron variant of the coronavirus. (Image: News18 Creative)
All of these sub-variants are being closely monitored by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as part of Omicron variant of the coronavirus. (Image: News18 Creative)
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first published: May 13, 2022 12:51 pm
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