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Omicron variants BA.4, BA.5, dominant in South Africa, detected in Hawaii

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A person grabs a COVID-19 testing swab, Jan. 5, at Fort Ruger Park, also known as Triangle Park, in Kahala. The omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5, currently the dominant lineages circulating in South Africa, have recently been detected in Hawaii, according to the Hawaii Department of Health State Laboratories Division.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A person grabs a COVID-19 testing swab, Jan. 5, at Fort Ruger Park, also known as Triangle Park, in Kahala. The omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5, currently the dominant lineages circulating in South Africa, have recently been detected in Hawaii, according to the Hawaii Department of Health State Laboratories Division.

There is no listing of which county the case of BA.4 was detected in. The case of BA.5 was detected in a specimen from Hawaii island. Read more

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