Pasteur Institute: Omicron variant represents 93% of total strains prevalent in Algeria

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ALGIERS- The reference laboratory of the Pasteur Institute in Algeria confirmed, Sunday, in a statement, that the cases of infection with the “Omicron” variant represented 93 % of the total Covid-19 strains in Algeria, compared to 7 % for the “delta” variant.

The statement indicated that “the genetic sequence analyzes carried out by the Pasteur Institute in Algeria to detect the various mutated strains of SARS-CoV2, showed that, until January 28, the curve of the number of cases of the Omicron variant continued to rise in Algeria, as was expected, representing 93% of the total strains detected in the country, compared to 7% for the delta mutation.”

The Institute added that “57 % of the detected cases represent the Omicron variant’s BA.2 sub-strain and 43% of the sub-strain BA.1,” recalling that “three sub-strains of the Omicron variant have been detected so far at the level of several countries, namely; Strain BA.1, BA.2 and BA.3.”

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