The latest on the Omicron variant in Dhaka: Key Updates (19 February-5 March 2022)

  • Between 19 February to 5 March 2022, icddr,b Virology Laboratory has sequenced 26 COVID-19 positive samples collected from Dhaka City.
  • All 26 samples were Omicron variants (100%).
  • Among the Omicrons, all were Omicron BA.2 (100%). 

Figure: Weekly distribution of circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants in Dhaka city from 1 Jan 2021 to 5 March 2022. The bar graph (Y-axis) indicates the % of variants identified, and numbers are printed inside.