Two cases of Kraken coronavirus subtype were recorded in Lviv Oblast

This was reported by the general director of the Lviv Regional Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the Ministry of Health, Nataliya Ivanchenko.

“Kraken” is already in the Lviv region. In total, a new strain was detected in 6 regions of Ukraine. The omicron subtype of the coronavirus was previously detected in the Sumy, Zakarpattia, Ternopil and Odesa regions. Now two more have been added – Lviv and Cherkassy, where sequencing confirmed the Omicron XBB.1.5 variant,” noted Natalia Ivanchenko.

According to her, two residents of Lviv, born in 1972 and 1979, who fell ill with the coronavirus, were found to have a subtype of the Omicron – Kraken strain. Both deny traveling outside the city, one of the women was vaccinated twice, the other was not vaccinated due to refusal. Both endured the disease easily and have already recovered.

Sequencing was carried out by the virological laboratory of the Public Health Center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

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