The Center for Medical Genomics of the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital reported the first local case of COVID-19’s BA.2.75 sub-variant was detected in Trang.
The sample of the case was collected on June 28 and the finding was included in the database of Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID) on July 18.
BA.2.75 was first found in India and already spread worldwide. It has as many as 100 mutations and is likely to avoid immunity created by infections with the previously detected strains of COVID-19. Experts believe BA.2.75 can resist vaccines developed from the original Wuhan variant.
Singapore reported its first two BA.2.75 patients who arrived from India on July 17. They were isolated and had no symptoms.
Its Ministry of Health announced there had not been any proof that BA.2.75 would cause virulence or severity, unlike the effects of other Omicron sub-variants that earlier spread. (TNA)