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World Health Organization reports new sub-variant of coronavirus’s Omicron

World Health Organization reports new sub-variant of coronavirus’s Omicron

A sub-variant of the Omicron strain of coronavirus has come to the attention of the World Health Organization (WHO), because of its rapid spread, the BBC writes.

JN.1 cases have been recorded in India, China, the U.K., the U.S., etc. According to the figures of the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, this variant accounts for 15-29% of infections.

The WHO has stated that this new sub-variant of Omicron does not pose a serious risk to the public, and current vaccines prove effective in this case as well. Nevertheless, the organization warns about the possible rise of Covid and other infections in the winter.