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Officials Say Newly Detected Omicron Subvariant Is Not Cause For Panic

Scientists are monitoring the new subvariant identified as BA.2 and case numbers remain very low.
Posted at 2:00 PM, Jan 26, 2022

The World Health Organization says a subvariant of Omicron has been detected in multiple countries and requires a closer look.

The variant has been identified on four continents and has been detected in the United States, but doctors warn it should not be a cause for panic.

The Health and Security Agency in Britain says it's investigating the new subvariant  —identified as BA.2 — and says case numbers at this time are very low.