Covid horror as ‘stealth’ Omicron variant has ‘substantial transmission advantage’

Omicron: Another 'more infectious variant will come' says doctor

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The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has warned that the BA.2 sub-lineage of Omicron, regarded as a “stealth” coronavirus variant,  appears to have a substantial growth advantage over the currently predominant BA.1 strain. On Friday, the UKHSA said that there was an increased growth rate of BA.2 compared with BA.1 in all regions of England where there were enough cases to compare them. 


Looking at the data, they warned that “the apparent growth advantage is currently substantial”.

This could mean that the BA.2 sub-variant may soon become the dominant strain in the UK, and the rest of the world.

The omicron variant has torn around the globe with great ferocity since its emergence, accounting for 90 percent of new cases in the UK.

Now its new subvariant dubbed the “Stealth Omicron”, has brought fresh concerns that larger waves of COVID-19 may strike in the future

This is a breaking story. More to follow.

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