BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron in Thailand reaches 14, 1 dying

After earlier stories that 9 instances of the new sub-strain of Omicron, the BA.2 sub-variant, had been identified in Thailand so far, that whole has already elevated to 14. The infections in Thailand contain both Thai nationals and worldwide travellers. It was also confirmed that the first death in Thailand from the Omicron variant reported earlier this month was actually contaminated with this new strain.
The demise toll for the Omicron variant in Thailand has now reached 7 folks which is 0.1% of all Covid-19 infections. Top secret of Omicron was recorded in Songkhla province in the south of Thailand and was an 86 12 months outdated lady from Hat Yai. She had Alzheimer’s and was bedridden, although she had been double vaccinated but had not received a booster shot. She obtained contaminated with a Covid-19 after her grandson travelled to Phuket and back and unfold the virus to her. It was just lately confirmed that her infection was of the BA.2 sub-variant.
The Omicron subvariant BA.2 has already spread to at least 40 countries all over the world, and in Thailand the Medical Sciences Department sent data from about 7,000 Omicron-infected patients to the Department of Medical Services to review to discover out if there are extra cases of the BA.2 sub-variant already within the country.
The BA.2 subvariant was first reported in India and South Africa in late December and is said to have greater than 20 mutations with round half as many spike proteins that are critical in interacting with human cells to allow the virus to enter the physique.
Medical Sciences Department Director-General Dr Supakit Sirilak says that there’s no trigger for alarm now, as researchers haven’t found a transparent difference within the severity of the original Omicron variant and the BA.1 and BA.2 subvariant. With no clear sign that it presents a higher hazard, the World Health Organisation has not declared BA.2 as a variant of concern..

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