On Thursday May 19th. 8.30am, The Government of Belize (Ministry of Health) said via a press release, that
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“from the recent genome-sequencing of positive COVID-19 swabs, the Central Medical Lab has confirmed that the predominant variant circulating in Belize is the Omicron BA.2.
The Omicron BA.2 is a sub-variant of Omicron. Persons affected are presenting primarily headache, sore throat, and fever; however, other symptoms like cough, difficulty breathing, body pain and aches have also been reported.”
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digitalBelize.Live is conducting an extensive research effort, which includes advance Interactive Charts created by Csygen Interactive C-CA
The charts should help us get a visual-aid in understanding the (time-line) trends of COVID-19 in Belize and the CARICOM Union.
Today (May 19th.) we can tell you that, according to the U.S Center For Disease Control (CDC) and data from NPR News, the OMICRON BA.2 Variant is also the most common COVID Variant in the United States. ( as of April 2022) accounting for 55% of all COVID infections detected in that country.
Referenced data: CDC– and – NPR News
The preeminent authority on COVID Variants and Global COVID data in the world is the World Health Organization, and W.H.O says that there are several linages and sub-variants of OMICRON, but the 3 most prevalent are BA.1 and BA.1.1 and BA.2