Two new subtypes of omicron – BA.4 and BA.5 – are spreading faster in Europe than other variants of the coronavirus. The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said that when they become dominant, they can lead to more hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19.
most countries European Union So far confirmed lower rates of the omicron sub-variables BA.4 and BA.5. However, in countries where the ratio has increased – eg, PortugalWhere BA.5, by May 30, accounted for 87 percent of all infections – there was also an increase in the total number of infections Corona Virus – Experts from ECDC reported on Monday.
ECDC with two omicron sub-variables: it will become dominant
They added that these sub-options do not appear to pose a more serious path risk COVID-19 Of the other omicron variables, however, the increase in the number of infected due to higher rates of transmission indicated an increased risk of hospitalization and mortality, ECDC assessed.
The statement also said that the reported increase in BA.4 and BA.5 “indicates that these variants will become dominant.”
Meanwhile, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that W. United State BA.4 and BA.5 on June 4 accounted for nearly 5 percent, respectively. And 8% of infections Corona Virus.
Both BA.4 and BA.5 were developed in March by World Health Organization (WHO .)) in its watch list that the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention also deemed “alarming” sub-variables.
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