A new COVID-19 variant is on the rise; health experts expect surge

  • 25
    Shares

When it first came onto the scene, the Omicron variant was the most transmissible version of COVID-19 we had ever seen, until now. The new subvariant spreading throughout is called BA.2.12.1.

 

Dr. Henning Ansorg, the public health officer for the County of Santa Barbara, says the virus mutated, calling it the next generation of Omicron.

 

“We don’t know exactly why, but it’s anywhere, almost 30% more able to spread compared to the previous version. And that’s why it basically outperforms the older versions,” said Dr. Ansorg.

 

He says there have been surges of the virus each summer and winter since the pandemic began.

 

“The Omicron was in January and then now in the spring, now it’s already soon summer. So I’m afraid, probably around September, October, we might see something maybe a little later,” added Dr. Ansorg.

 

People who became sick with the Omicron variant earlier in the year can become sick again with BA.2.12.1.

भर्खरै

सम्बन्धित समाचार

स्थापीत भन्छन् : अझै मेरो Area को गणना गर्न बाँकी छ । मेरो जित निश्चित छ… ।। पूरा पढ्न click गर्नुहोस् ।।

स्थापीत भन्छन् : अझै मेरो Area को गणना गर्न बाँकी छ । मेरो जित निश्चित छ... ।। पूरा पढ्न click...

एमाले अध्यक्ष ओलीलाई भोट माग्ने नैतिक आधार नै छैन त्यसैले हाम्रो जित निश्चित छ: महामन्त्री थापा ।। पूरा पढ्नुहोस् ।।

एमाले अध्यक्ष ओलीलाई भोट माग्ने नैतिक आधार नै छैन : महामन्त्री थापा काठमाडौं । सत्तारुढ नेपाली काँग्रेसका महामन्त्री गगनकुमार थापाले...

बालेनले १९ हजार ५२३ मत ल्याउँदा अरुले कति ल्याए ?

बालेनले १९ हजार ५२३ मत ल्याउँदा अरुले कति ल्याए ? काठमाडौँ महानगरपालिकामा मेयर पदका स्वतन्त्र उम्मेदवार बालेन्द्र साहले आफ्नो फराकिलो...

error: