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Omicron as ‘Variant under Investigation’

Newsexperts | 22/01/2022 03:07 PM | Click to read full article

A new form of Omicron named BA.2 has been designated a “variant under investigation”, with 426 cases of the Covid-19 strain’s sub-lineage confirmed in Britain, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said.

“Overall, the original Omicron lineage, BA.1, is dominant in the UK, and the proportion of BA.2 cases is currently low,” with the earliest dated December 6, 2021, Xinhua news agency quoted the UKHSA as saying in a statement on Friday.