February 25, 2024

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New strain of coronavirus discovered in China

And again China … There, in the eastern city of Suzhou, a new subvariant of Omicron, a strain of coronavirus, was discovered. It was designated BA.1.1.

The information portal Shin reports about the opening, telling about the details. Preliminary findings about the new variant came after scientists failed to find highly homologous genetic sequences in the COVID-19 genome data banks. Now, according to the publication, citing data from the Suzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention, an analysis and comparison of a new mutation of the Omicron strain is being carried out.

A few days ago, on March 30, the World Health Organization announced an increase in the number of deaths in the world from COVID-19. For the period from 21 to 27 March, according to the publication “News”, the number of new infections decreased by 14%. However, in the same week, the number of deaths increased by 43%.

On March 28, Shanghai announced a two-year lockdown due to the coronavirus. It will be divided into 2 phases and will be the most intense in China since the lockdown in Wuhan in 2019.

On March 16, the expert predicted an increase in the number of cases in China during the recent outbreak of a new coronavirus outbreak there. Nicholas Thomas, a health security specialist at the City University of Hong Kong, notes that the wave of infections in China will grow within four to six weeks, and only then will it decline.

And on the same day in Israel, two passengers who returned from abroad were found to have a new sub-variant of Omicron.

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