Sub-variant of Omicron identified
UK Health Safety Authority, announced that they detected the sub-variant of Omicron, the dominant variant of the coronavirus.
A sub-variant of Omicron, the dominant variant in the coronavirus outbreak, has been detected. According to the statement made by the British Health Safety Agency (UKSHA), investigations on the new sub-variant called BA.2 are continuing.
Officials announced that the current case rates in the country are very low. According to the information received, 2 thousand 93 cases have been detected so far in 22 countries where the new sub-variant is seen. According to studies conducted in Denmark on the subject, no difference was observed in terms of hospitalization rates in Omicron and subvariant BA.2 cases.
It was stated that analyzes on contagiousness and vaccine efficiency continue. However, it is thought that existing vaccines will also be effective against the sub-variant.
In Greece, it was announced that the sub-variant of Omicron was detected in two people. However, it was stated that the sub-variant could not be detected using the same technique as the first Omicron version.