As India braces for a surge in Covid-19 cases, the country has reported 1,270 cases of the fast spreading Omicron variant of the..
SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant
November 2021 variant of SARS-CoV-2
The Omicron variant is a variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. As of December 2021, it is the newest variant. It was first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) from South Africa on 24 November 2021. On 26 November 2021, the WHO designated it as a variant of concern and named it "Omicron", the fifteenth letter in the Greek alphabet.
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