All About Omicron XE Variant

The Omicron XE variant is a recombinant of BA.1 and BA.2, the sub-lineages of SARS-CoV-2

The variant has three other mutations which were not there in Omicron or BA.1 or BA.2

New COVID Variant XE accounts for a small fraction of cases at present

It was first detected in the United Kingdom on January 19

It has a growth rate of 10 percent as compared to the BA.2 sub-variant (Stealth Omicron)

Another variant XD, which is a hybrid of Delta and Omicron has been detected in France, Denmark and Belgium