Omicron variant found in all 92 samples – NCIPD – The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria‘s National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCIPD) announced on June 8 that it had found the Omicron coronavirus strain in each of the 92 samples from Covid-19 patients in the country.

Samples were collected over a period from May 2nd to May 17th and came from 20 of the 28 districts of Bulgaria.

As of May 26, four patients in the NCIPD sample group had died, four were in the hospital, 18 were being treated at home, and 66 had recovered.

According to NCIPD, the BA.2 subvariant of the Omicron strain was found in 71 cases, or 77.2 percent of all samples, compared to 80 percent in the previous group of samples sequenced by NCIPD, it announced May 25.

The remaining samples showed evidence of six different subvariants of the omicron strain of the virus, including three cases of BA.1.1 and 10 cases of the BA.2.9 subvariant.

The largest number of samples in the last group sequenced by NCIPD came from the city of Sofia (39), followed by the districts of Plovdiv (seven), Burgas, Varna and Stara Zagora (five each).

(Photo: Military Medical Academy)

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