Cyprus has just overcome sixth COVID-19 wave, official data show

Cyprus has just overcome the sixth wave of COVID-19, which has been mainly caused by Omicron 5.1 and Omicron 5.2 strains.

This is what the graphs of a study over time by the Laboratory of Molecular Virology of the University of Cyprus show, according to the Ministry of Health.

According to the graphs (attached), it seems that the sixth wave of coronavirus in Cyprus is in full abatement.

The Ministry of Health reports that the most well known strain of concern circulating in the world (mainly in India) is BA.2.75 known as “Centaur”.

A number of international studies suggest that BA.2.75 (“Centaur”) and Omicron 5 strains (including substrains 5.1 and 5.2) have similar “abilities” to evade immunity provided by infection and vaccination.

Source: Cyprus News Agency