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Delta variant still dominating new COVID-19 cases: BSMMU study

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 18th January, 2022 01:38:01 PM
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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in a study found that twenty percent of those who tested Covid-19 positive in last month were infected with the Omicron variant while 80 percent with Delta variant.

BSMMU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Md Sharfuddin Ahmed disclosed the genome sequencing report at a press conference at its Milton Hall on Tuesday.

Samples of 769 patients were taken from all divisions from December 8 to January 8 for the study, the report said.

However, the researchers also feared that the number of Omicron cases will see rising in next days.

Twenty-two more cases of Omicron variant of the Covid-19 were detected in Bangladesh, taking the total tally to 55 till Sunday, according to GISAID, the global database for genomic data on the coronavirus.