The new variant boosts the number of daily contaminations. Here is how it manifests.
the covid, Here we go again ? After months of calm and a lifting of restrictions which seemed to be well installed, now the virus who has been rotting the life of the whole world for two and a half years is making a comeback.
In question, of new variants which come to panic the counters. This time it’s BA.4 and BA.5 who put their grain of salt and explode – again – the number of infections.
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Only 3% asymptomatic
In its epidemiological update of June 23, Public Health France (SPF) confirms “the gradual replacement of BA.2 by BA.5 whose detection is up sharply (41%)”.
According to SPF, “out of more than 300 confirmed or possible cases (301)” of BA.4 and BA.5, only 3% were asymptomatic“.
here are the symptoms the most frequent encountered with the (288) cases of BA.4 and BA.5 studied:
– Asthenia (fatigue), 75.7% of cases.
– Cough, 58.3% of cases.
– Headaches, 52.1% of cases.
– Runny nose, 50.7% of cases.
Note, the return of theageusia (loss of taste, 17% of cases) andanosmia (loss of smell, 16.7% of cases), symptoms from variant Delta who had disappeared with the first Omicron, BA.1 and BA.2.