A new subvariant of BA.2 is seen, which has mutation H78Y in ORF3a, which amounts to approximately 24% of all cases, and together with BA.2 the 2 subvariants make up approximately 85% in week 5.
BA.1 now amounts to only approximately 10%, while BA.1.1 is stable at approximately 5%. It should be noted that the latest figures of variants for week 5 should be interpreted with reservations, as the number of sequences is still low.
Other weekly reports can be found below:
UPDATE 1 – 13th February 2022 – Machine translation of full document added below: Ugentlige-tendenser-covid19-andre-luftvejs-uge6-2022-8d2k – ENGLISH
UPDATE 2 – 16th February 2022 – Subvariant also found in Norway In their latest Covid-19 situation report, Norway also report seeing this new BA.2 subvariant. There is very little information given though, so we are republishing the entire page devoted to the topic below. A link to the full situation report for week 6 is also given belowNorway Situation report week 6 – English
The full Norway Covid-19 situation report can do downloaded here (in Norwegian)