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Covid: BA.2 the Omicron sub-variant: everything we know

A new sub-variant of Covid has been discovered in the UK and is now classified as a variant under investigation by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).The BA.2 strain was classified as a variant under investigation on January 22.More than 400 cases of the new BA.2 variant nicknamed “stealth Omicron” have been identified in the UK, according to latest figures.Some 426 cases of the BA.2 variant have been confirmed in the UK to date, with the earliest dated December 6.The largest number of confirmed cases was in London, with 146 positive BA.2 infections followed by the south-east region with 97.
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