First infections with new strain of coronavirus omicron confirmed in Russia

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This is said by Rospotrebnadzor In Russia, the first cases of infection with a new strain of coronavirus “omicron” have been officially discovered. It was found on two people who came to Russia from South Africa. “Omicron” “alt =” The first infections with the new strain of the coronavirus “Omicron” were confirmed in Russia “The first infections with the new strain of the coronavirus” Omicron “were confirmed in Russia; />

TASS writes about this with reference to the press service of Rospotrebnadzor. Both patients received positive PCR tests – they were taken while people were in the observatory. The Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor carried out genome-wide sequencing. Omicron was confirmed.

A total of 10 Russians who came from South Africa had a positive PCR test. The strains have not yet been identified for everyone.

Recall that the omicron was found in southern Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged the strain is of concern. He was found to have a large number of mutations.

Today, the Ministry of Health of Thailand also recorded the first case of a new strain of coronavirus in a US citizen who flew in from Spain.

Source: TASS