Korea Detects 1st New COVID Subvariants

  • Arirang News

    April 20, 2022 08:33

    Health authorities have identified the country's first cases of the new XE and XM Omicron subvariants of COVID-19, they said Tuesday.

    Two cases of the XE strain and one of the XM variant were found. The XE variant is thought to be 10 percent more transmissible than the regular Omicron strain.

    Daily new COVID cases have shot back up. The tally plunged to 47,735 on Monday morning, but rose to 118,504 on Tuesday and 111,319 on Wednesday morning as more people got tested after the weekend.

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