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OMICRON (Stealth) Sub Variant "BA.2" Now found in 57 Countries

The Omicron sub-variant BA.2, also known as the stealth variant, is starting to overtake BA.1, and has now been detected in 57 countries, according to the World Health Organization. 

The WHO shared its report on the COVID-19 pandemic giving an update on the spread of the CPVID-19 Omicron variant and its sub-lineages. Among the many details of the report is how the virus has infected 22 million people globally in the week between January 24 and January 31 and killed 59,000 people.

Since Omicron was designated a Variant of Concern (VOC) in November 2021, several lineages have been identified. The ones that are most under scrutiny are BA.1, BA.1.1, BA.2, and BA.3. BA. 2 has seen Some variants and now accounts for more than half of all sequenced Omicron variants, the UN agency said.

The WHO asks for more investigations into this sub-lineage to truly assess its characteristics to guide response strategies for addressing the continuing pandemic.

As of sunday over 370 million confirmed cases and over 5.6 million deaths have been reported across the world.

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