What are the new mutations in the omicron?

The "omicron" strain of the coronavirus continues to mutate. About fifty species are still known. Among them, the XE subvariant is noted to be the most contagious variant during the pandemic period.

This version, which is a combination of BA.1 and BA.2, has been reported in the UK, India, Thailand, New Zealand and the Czech Republic. Australia and Japan are now on the list.

In particular, the first XE in Australia was registered in a patient who had recently returned from abroad. In Japan, a new strain of the virus has been detected in a 30-year-old woman from the United States at Narita Airport near Tokyo.

Doctors distinguish three types of lines formed by mutations in coronavirus strains - XD, XE and XF.

The XD and XF lines are the result of a combination of delta and omicron version BA.1, while the XE is a combination of BA.1 and BA.2.

The XF variant, which is a combination of Omicron and Delta, was recorded in Pievesestina, Italy. The patient reportedly died at the age of 50 after suffering from a number of pathologies. But local experts say a new variant of the coronavirus did not cause his death.

Another subcommand of Omicron was named XL. It was first detected in South Korea. The country's health authorities are currently conducting an epidemiological study of the new mutation.

It is unknown at this time what complications the new COVID-19 will cause in patients. However, experts believe that vaccination is the most optimal measure against coronavirus.