The first case of AY.4.2 in Israel was identified last week in a child who travelled from Moldova

A newly uncovered Covid subvariant, known as AY.4.2, appears to be slightly more contagious but not more deadly than its original Delta variant, according to Israel’s Health Ministry.

The ministry reported that according to initial investigations, the sub-variant is 15 percent more contagious than the original Delta variant, according to Channel 13.

However, it does not appear to be more deadly and is not vaccine resistant, the institution clarified.... Read More: i24