Highly contagious omicron in New York

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New York State Department of Health:

https://www.health.ny.gov/press/relea…

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/04/…

Emergence of Recently Identified, Highly Contagious Omicron Subvariants in New York Wadsworth Center Identifies Two Sub-lineages of BA.2

BA.2.12: 23% growth advantage above the original BA.2 variant.

BA.2.12.1:  27% growth advantage above the original BA.2 variant.

Potentially Contributing to Increased Transmission Reported in Central New York and Surrounding Regions