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According to ANI, Telangana's Hyderabad has confirmed India's first case of Omicron subvariant BA.4. The BA.4 coronavirus strain was detected thanks to a genomic surveillance programme. According to the news agency, "the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) has confirmed the first case of the BA.4 Omicron variant in India has been reported from Hyderabad." According to the news agency, INSACOG has called a conference to consider the new subvariant.

"Following the discovery of the first case of BA.4, contact tracing of persons who came into contact with a person who travelled to Hyderabad from South Africa has already begun. On May 9, he was asymptomatic and the sample was taken "additional sources

According to ANI, the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron variants were discovered during the fifth Covid-19 wave in South Africa and have also been reported in the US and Europe.

India's current Covid-19 situation

In the last 24 hours, India has seen 2,259 new Covid-19 infections and 20 deaths. According to figures released by the Union Health Ministry on Friday, the country's coronavirus caseload is at 4,31,31,822, with a death toll of 5,24,323. (May 20). There are presently 15,044 active Covid-19 cases.