RIA Novosti writes about this with reference to the press service of Rospotrebnadzor.

“As part of monitoring the variability of COVID-19 strains, the Rospotrebnadzor laboratory revealed the second case of infection with the Omicron XBB 1.5 Kraken subvariant,” the statement said.

At the same time, it is noted that its active distribution seems unlikely.

Earlier, director of the Scientific Information Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Viral Infections, infectious disease specialist Georgy Vikulov said that up to 90% of patients in intensive care due to the severe course of coronavirus infection were not vaccinated.

Immunologist, Candidate of Medical Sciences Nikolai Kryuchkov expressed the opinion that the Kraken sub-variant of the coronavirus has every chance of becoming the leader in distribution.