63 percent of the positive tests were of the stealth omicron variant

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Weekly tests of Covid patients showed that the stealth omicron variant BA.2 continues to dominate with 63 percent of the tests coming positive to this variant. 34.8 percent of the weekly tests came showed te BA.1 omicron variant.

Overall, with 1,818 newly diagnosed cases in 30 cities across the country, the Healthcare Ministry reported a drop in new cases of 27.4 percent compared to the previous week. On average, 11.6 percent of the tests came back positive. Of the positive cases, 267 were re-infections.