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Omicron+Delta recombinant cases detected from 7 states in India: Check symptoms for hybrid Covid variant

After evidence of Omicron, Delta recombinant virus was found earlier this month, reports suggested similar cases were also detected from India.

The COVID Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) and GSAID indicate that as many as 568 cases are under the scanner.

As per Telangana Today report, Karnataka remains a hotspot with 221, followed by 90 in Tamil Nadu, 66 in Maharashtra, 33 in Gujarat, 32 in West Bengal, 25 in Telangan and 20 in New Delhi.

Regarding recombinants, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said, with both Omicron and Delta spreading at an intense, it was expected. Check out the symptoms for the strain.

According to the NHS UK, the symptoms of Omicron, Delta recombinant virus remain as they have been for most of the pandemic, but scientists are still monitoring it.

What are the symptoms for recombinant virus?

1. High temperature: This means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature).

The NHS says the common Covid symptoms are:

2. New, continuous cough: This is defined as coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).

3. Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste (anosmia): This means you have noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste (anosmia): This means you have noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

What is the Omicron, Delta recombinant virus? 

Philippe Colson of IHU Mediterranee Infection in Marseille, France, who is the lead author for the study,

During the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, two or more variants have co-circulated during same periods of time and in same geographical areas... This created opportunities for recombination between these two variants.