One More Omicron Strain Varient Found In 57 Countries: WHO

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Ankit Garg

Feb 02,2022

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A subvariant of the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus strain, has been detected in 57 countries, the WHO said Tuesday.

Some studies indicate it could be even more infectious than the original version.

The fast-spreading and heavily mutated Omicron variant has rapidly become the dominant variant worldwide

WHO said that the variant, which accounts for over 93 percent of all coronavirus specimens collected in the past month, counts several sub-lineages: BA.1, BA.1.1, BA.2 and BA.3.

Omicron in general is known to cause less severe disease than previous coronavirus variants like Delta

Van Kerkhove said there so far was "no indication that there is a change in severity" in the BA.2 sub-variant.

However, It Is Not Reported In India Yet So There Is No Need To Worry. But As Restrictions Are Being Removed Day By Day And Cases Are Lowering We Should Follow Covid Guidelines To Prevent These New Varients.