The case of BF.7 has reportedly been recorded in Karachi. One of three Omicron variant strains causing havoc in China is this one.
Due to its high transmission potential and capacity to infect up to 18 people from a single infected patient, the BF.7 strain has caused concern in China. There are growing fears among the populace of the country as a result of this quickly spreading variety, which has endangered an estimated two million lives.
The designation BF.7 comes from the strain’s entire categorization as a sub-variant of the Omicron BA.5 strain, which is BA.184.108.40.206. With a startling 76.2% of all reported cases, this particular strain has been found to have the largest number of cases worldwide.
Through the process of convergent evolution, new sub-variants of Covid-19 have developed as a result of the organism’s continual evolution. Other examples of sub-variants are BA.2.75.2, BF.7, and BQ.1.1. These sub-variants are identified according to their relationship to the parent variant.
60% of China’s population is at risk of contracting BF.7 in the near future, which has caused concern across the globe. Public health authorities have issued a warning for more awareness and caution as the virus spreads.