Epidemiological update on COVID-19 -WHO

Weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 – 5 April 2022 (who.int)


Today Wednesday, 6 April 2022 WHO has updated the epidemiological status.

The following link will take you to the WHO update-

Weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 – 5 April 2022 (who.int)

WHO also published an Important note.

Important Note by World Health Organization

  • The XE recombinant (BA.1-BA.2) is being tracked as part of the Omicron variant. This recombinant was first detected in the United Kingdom on 19 January and a few hundred sequences have been reported and confirmed since. Early estimates based on limited preliminary data suggest that XE has a community growth rate advantage of about 10% as compared to BA.2, however this finding requires further confirmation. Some media have misreported the potential growth advantage of 10%  as 10 times. This is incorrect. If the 10% increase in growth is confirmed, this variant would be 1.1 times more transmissible not 10 times.
  • WHO continues to closely monitor and assess the public health risk associated with recombinant variants, alongside other SARS-CoV-2 variants, and will provide updates as further evidence becomes available.


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