New York State Department of Health:
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