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Different sub-types of Omicron circulating in Dhaka

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  • 24th January, 2022 03:52:16 PM
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Different sub-types of Omicron circulating in Dhaka

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During the first two weeks of January 2022, the Omicron was identified in 260 (69%) out of 379 samples positive for COVID-19 in icddr,b lab from samples received from Dhaka City.

A report of International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) said recently.

Complete sequencing analysis suggests that at least three different sub-types of the Omicron variant have been circulating in Dhaka.

Median age of Omicron infected patients (33.5 years) was less than those infected by Delta (40 years), the report said.

Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh interviewed 29 Omicron infected patients over phone of which finding is as follows:

# Male 13, Female 16

# 27 patients had mild or no symptoms

# 24 of them had received 2 doses of vaccine, 3 had received only 1 dose.

# Only 1 was hospitalized for 1 day.

# None had travelled abroad, except one came from Saudi Arabia.