BUT new the COVID variant was found in UK – and early indications suggest it could be 10% more transmitted than other Omicron mutations.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSCA) is studying XE, a mutation of strains BA.1 and BA.2 Omicron.
Because of On March 22, 637 cases of CE were detected. in England, according to government numbers.
Because of March 16 he had growth rate 9.8% above this of Stealth variant of BA.2, according to UKHSCA.
body warned that “because this assessment does not remain consistent, new data has been addedit cannot yet be interpreted as an estimate of growth advantage for recombinant”.
“The numbers were too small for recombinant XE for analysis region”, the UKHSCA said in a statement.
Professor Susan Hopkins, UKHSA’s chief medical adviser on lead transition, said options such as, know as recombinant, usually die off “relatively quickly.”
“There is not yet enough evidence to draw conclusions about the transmissibility, severity or effectiveness of the vaccine,” Hopkins told The Sun.
Option has also was discovered in Thailand and New Zealand.
The WHO report states: “Preliminary estimates point to community growth rate advantage of 10% compared to BA.2.
However, this conclusion requires further confirmation.
“XE refers to the Omicron variant up to significant differences in characteristics of transmission and disease, including severity, may be reported.”