BA.2, the newest variant of COVID-19, has been confirmed in the U.S, with fewer than 100 cases reported.
The new variant, according to the World Health Organization is difficult to detect and is spreading fast.
Health officials Monday said BA.2, the newest variant of COVID-19, has been detected in Washington state, which is still grappling with a surge in cases from the omicron and delta variants: https://t.co/huOMzY9Svz
— CBS 13 News (@WGME) January 24, 2022
This figure should be looked at again.
The Omicron variant BA.1 has 60 mutations.
The Omicron variant BA.2 has about 80-90 mutations. Not the same thing. It is about as different as Delta started out from the original variant.
Two different data sets plotted. pic.twitter.com/dEH6TOwMKM
— Yaneer Bar-Yam (@yaneerbaryam) January 22, 2022
UK labels new omicron subvariant BA.2 a 'variant under investigation'
— NNYLiberty (@NNYLiberty) January 24, 2022