Omicron already dominates the contagions

It’s no surprise: Ómicron is the dominant variant of Covid-19 in Panama. It has displaced the Delta as has happened throughout the world; Perhaps 100% today, says Eduardo Ortega-Barría, head of the National Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (Senacyt). His message was accompanied by the latest molecular surveillance analysis of SARS-CoV-2, from the Gorgas Memorial Institute of Health Studies (Icges), in which the evolution of the variant is observed from December 11 to 30 and from December 20 to January 3. According to the Efe agency, Ortega-Barría said that given the time it takes Identifying the lineage, omicron “was circulating in advance, a week before”, the first contagion was reported, which “explains a sudden increase in cases, there was community transmission. The same happened in South Africa and Europe. ”The 20th was the 1st case detected, what it tells us is that it was circulating in advance, 1 week before. added.

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