A new variant of the kraken coronavirus has been identified in Russia for the first time
The first case of infection with the omicron XBB.1.5 ("kraken") subvariant was recorded in the Penza Region as part of monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 genome sequencing data uploaded daily to the VGARus national database
The department pointed out that currently a fairly wide range of varieties of omicron-a strain of coronavirus is common in Russia, but the VA line remains dominant.5. It is clarified that the delta variant dominated in the second half of 2021 and was detected in isolated cases in the fall of 2022. The remaining strains have not been detected in recent months.
The Russian woman infected with the kraken has already recovered. It is noted that a resident of Penza, who was found to have a "kraken", is 32 years old. She suffered a mild coronavirus infection. Her symptoms lasted for five days, and then completely disappeared.
At the same time, it is still unclear where the Russian woman got infected with the kraken. She claims that she has not traveled outside the country and no one is ill in her environment. In addition, she was not vaccinated against coronavirus.