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First cases of the new coronavirus AY.4.2 recorded in Russia

Kamil Khafizov, head of the scientific group for the development of new methods for diagnosing human diseases at the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, informed about the emergence of new variants of covid in our country.

First cases of the new coronavirus AY.4.2 recorded in Russia
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“Yes, AY.4.2 of the delta line is already found in isolated cases in Russia, as follows from the results of sequencing the genomes of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus deposited in the VGARus database,” TASS quotes the expert.

According to Khafizov, a new variant of covid may lead to another rise in the incidence in Russia, as it happened with the delta strain.

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The specialist also appealed to the Russians to be vaccinated. This is especially true for those who have not yet been infected with the coronavirus.

 

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