MOSCOW, May 4. /TASS/. The proportion of the Omicron strain among COVID-19 cases recorded in Russia during the week was 93.2%, the website of the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing reported on Wednesday.
"In week 17, 1,533 sequences were detected, of which 1,428 sequences (93.2% of the total number of sequences) were assigned to the Omicron genetic variation, 30 sequences (2.0%) to the Delta genetic variation, and 75 sequences (4.8%) to other non-dominant genetic variations," the report says.
At the end of the 17th week, 50,820 cases of the infection were reported in the Russian Federation, with the incidence rate at 34.63 per 100,000 people. This is 16.2% lower than last week. "The downward trend in disease incidence countrywide has been observed for the last 11 weeks, but the rate of decline is gradually waning," the report emphasizes.
Heads of regional departments have been instructed to keep the COVID-19 situation under control together with regional authorities and take necessary measures should the epidemiological situation deteriorate, the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing said.