This sub-variant is causing an increasing number of cases in different countries. on Monday, Pakistan reported the country’s first case of Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) confirmed it in a statement, according to details. “NIH has detected the first case of Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1. This new sub-variant is causing an increasing number of cases in different countries,” the health body said in a Tweet.
The National Institutes of Health advised people to be vaccinated against the virus as the easiest way to prevent contracting it.
“We strongly recommended getting vaccinated and all those due for boosters must get the shots immediately,” it added.
Meanwhile, Covid-19 cases in Pakistan continue to drop, with 64 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, making it a total of infections to 1,528,800.
According to the ministry’s report, COVID-19 killed 30,375 individuals in Pakistan, with no new deaths reported on Sunday. On Sunday, 13,190 COVID-19 tests were done in Pakistan, but a positive rate of 0.49%.