Are the symptoms of the Omicron XE different from the original? UK hotspot as new cases surge

Hundreds of cases of Omicron XE Covid have been found in the UK. The new Covid variant is at the forefront of the recent surge across the UK and the lifting of restrictions is believed to be the cause

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covid Cases continue to be discovered across the UK as the new sub-variant Omicron XE comes on the scene.

It comes like all restrictions have been lifted and life seems to return to normal.

However, the new tribe is one that the World Health Organization (WHO) warns is more transmissible than previous variants.

First detected in January, there are now 1,179 cases of Omicron XE across England.

Data on the latest variant is still being compiled as the situation is constantly changing.

However, the WHO has given the public enough information to take precautionary measures and all relevant information is below.

Here you will find everything you need to know omicron XE.

Over 1,100 cases of Omicron XE have been detected in the UK


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What is Omicron XE?

Omicron XE is a sub variant of BA.1 and BA.2


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Omicron XE is known as a subvariant or “recombinant” variant.

It combines the genetic properties of Omicron BA-1 and Omicron BA.2.

According to the WHO, XE was first detected in the UK on January 19, 2022.

The WHO released a report that suggested the variant could be more easily transmissible than previous strains.

The report stated: “Early estimates indicate a community growth rate advantage of 10 percent compared to BA.2, but this result requires further confirmation.

“XE belongs to the Omicron variant pending potentially significant differences in transmission and disease characteristics, including severity, being reported.”

How many cases of Omicron XE have been detected?

As of March 22, 637 cases of Omicron XE have been reported in England. This rose to 1,179 by this week.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 4.9 million people in the UK have been infected with it Covid-19 from last weekend, 15.-17. April.

This is a record high in Covid infections and restrictions are believed to be lifted as more people mingle.

It also comes after the micron BA.2 subvariant was first spotted in the UK.

How is XE different from the original Omicron strain?

Essentially, the biggest difference between this variety and previous varieties is its transferability.

Data is still being compiled by scientists, but the rate of infection appears to be higher compared to BA.1 and BA.2.

With the subvariant just breaking past 1,100, more details on the severity of the recombinant strain will emerge in the coming weeks.

What are the symptoms of Omicron XE?

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Symptoms are believed to be the same as previous strains, although the situation is constantly evolving, this may change.

As with previous milder Omicron variants, the most commonly reported symptoms are similar to those of a common cold.

Sore throatSneezing, fatigue and runny nose are the most commonly reported side effects.

Symptoms are less likely to be prevalent vaccinatedalthough they are still common.

Where are the Omicron hotspots located in the UK?

Throughout the UK, England is the most common location for the new variety.

The government has not yet issued a warning about specific hotspots.

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