Covid: What we know about the new alternative to Omicron discovered in China, at the height of pollution

Covid: What we know about the new alternative to Omicron discovered in China, at the height of pollution

China recorded more than 13,000 cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, April 3, the highest number since the peak of the first wave in 2020. The authorities also announced that they had detected a sub-variable of Omicron. We are evaluating.

The worrying situation in China. This Sunday, April 3, the limit of 13,000 positive cases has been crossed, a number not reached since the first wave of the epidemic in early 2020, as it identifies Express. The National Health Committee said in a statement that these are “1,455 asymptomatic patients” and “11,691 asymptomatic” and “no new deaths have been reported.” The highly contagious Omicron variant has spread to more than a dozen counties. Almost 70% of the new cases were detected in Shanghai, The commission determined after the examinations conducted on all residents.

“A new type of Omicron” has been discovered

Nearly all of Shanghai’s 25 million residents have been quarantined since Saturday. The city has already in recent days become the center of a new wave of pollution linked to Omicron, details Release.

Authorities have discovered a mutation in an Omicron variant that is not listed in any local or international database, state media reported on Sunday.

No information has been provided on the number of cases such as its high transmissibility or risk, but this variant will be closely monitored, as our colleagues from independent.

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