“The variant refers to non-dominant lines of COVID-19 and currently does not have a significant impact on the epidemiological situation either in St. Petersburg or in Moscow.

The epidemiological situation in these cities is similar to the situation in the country as a whole and is characterized by the active spread of COVID-19 BA.4 / BA.5 subvariants with a predominance of BA.5 in the strain composition,” the report says.

Earlier it was reported that six cases of "deltacron" were confirmed in Russia.

In July, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Gennady Onishchenko recalled in a conversation with the FAN about the importance of revaccination against COVID-19.