Reditus Labs confirms subvariant of Omicron in Central Illinois
(Heart of Illinois ABC) - Reditus Labs has confirmed two Central Illinois cases of the Omicron subvariant identified February 19.
The 359 COVID-19 samples sequenced on Feb. 19 were collected between Jan. 29 and Feb. 15 and most were from Illinois residents, according to Reditus CEO Dr. Aaron Rossi.
Dr. Rossi said the Reditus sequencing shows the presence of BA.2 in Central Illinois.
“It’s amazing to see how quickly this virus keeps mutating,” Dr. Rossi said. “Hopefully, it will continue down this pathway of being less pathogenic, meaning individuals aren’t getting as sick and there will be fewer hospitalizations.”
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