India Reports 324 Cases of the New COVID Variant FLiRT | ISH News

India Reports 324 Cases of the New COVID Variant FLiRT | ISH News

A fresh variant of COVID-19, called “FLiRT,” has stirred worries globally. FLiRT comprises two variants, KP.1 and KP.2, originally found in the United States through wastewater analysis. These variants have emerged from the Omicron family, which caused a surge in COVID-19 cases last winter.

FLiRT is currently causing a rise in COVID-19 cases in Singapore, and India recently reported 324 cases. Fortunately, no significant increase in severe cases or hospitalizations related to the variant has been observed in India.

FLiRT shares common symptoms with other COVID-19 strains, including fever, cough, fatigue, and loss of taste or smell. However, it also presents some unusual symptoms such as mental confusion, continuous hiccups, and red or purple discoloration and swelling of the toes, known as “COVID toes.”

While FLiRT seems to spread faster than previous variants, current COVID-19 vaccines remain effective against it. However, breakthrough infections are still possible.

In response to the emergence of FLiRT, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that countries base their future COVID-19 vaccination formulations on this new variant. WHO also advises people to stay updated with COVID-19 vaccinations, akin to regular annual flu shots, to safeguard against emerging variants.

If you or your loved ones exhibit any symptoms associated with FLiRT or COVID-19 in general, it’s crucial to contact a doctor promptly for guidance and possible testing. Stay informed, stay cautious, and prioritize your health during these challenging times.

#Covid19 #Covid #Flirt #Coronavirus #CovidVariant #BreakingNews #LatestNews #IndiaSigningHands #ISH #ISHNews #ISL #IndianSignLanguage #SignLanguage

ISH News broadcasts the Daily News and Entertainment online in Deaf-friendly accessible formats which are in Indian Sign Language (ISL), visual images with titles, voice-over and closed-captions. This ensures that we provide equal access to every individual, whilst promoting awareness.

Follow us for all the latest News & Entertainment and to keep up-to-date on all the happenings at ISH News:
WhatsApp Channel:
Official Site:

Thanks for watching!! Favourites, Likes, Feedbacks & Shares are always appreciated.



Write a comment