New COVID variants found in Twin Cities wastewater

[KARE11 News, May 17, 2022] South Africa is the latest country experiencing a surge of new COVID-19 cases driven by two omicron sub-variants, BA.4 and BA.5. 

Last week, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control recently designated the two as variants of concern — potentially fueling an increase in infections.

"There are really only sporadic cases in Europe, and it's taking over in South Africa and it's having a fifth wave of COVID," said Dr. Frank Rhame, with Allina Health.

Posted on May 17, 2022 in coronavirus

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