The share of new variants of the Omicron strain increased to 38%

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The share of new variants of the Omicron strain increased to 38%
The share of new variants of the Omicron strain increased to 38%
13 July, 10:01Society
The proportion of more infectious sub-variants of the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 coronavirus strain reached 38.86%, Rospotrebnadzor said. As early as July 5, the figure was 6.57% of the total number of infections.

- Over the past two weeks, 3.8% of the total number of sequences were assigned to the BA.1 line of the omicron genovariant, 56.13% to the BA.2 line, 38.86% to the BA.4/BA.5 lines, to the "delta" genovariant - 1.21%, - TASS reports a message from the department.

The experts clarified that an increase in the number of severe cases of the disease due to the spread of subspecies of the omicron strain can hardly be expected. Also, you probably won't have to introduce new restrictions because of this.

Recall that in a number of Russian regions introduced recommendations on wearing masks in public places. This is due to the spread of subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 of the Omicron strain. Doctors note that in most cases the disease is mild, but people of the older age group and people at risk are advised to follow preventive measures and monitor their health.

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