How Dangerous Are BF.7 And BA.5.1.7 Variants of Omicron?

How Dangerous Are BF.7 And BA.5.1.7 Variants of Omicron?

In Yantai & Shaoguan city BF.7 and BA.5.1.7 the subvariant of COVID-19 was detected on October 2022.

As per the experts this new variant has more mutations in its spike protein in comparison what previous strains.

Chinese mainland for the first time this subvariant BA.5.1.7 was detected.

New COVID Subvariant BF.7 spreading rapidly.  What it is?

According to COVID data site, :

BF.7 subvariant only comprises 1.7% of new COVID cases.

BA.2.75 subvariant and nearing the number of cases of the BA.4 subvariant of Omicron, which sits at 1.8%.

The most COVID cases Omicron BA.5 subvariant at 84.8% and BA.4.6 at 10.3%.

The BF.7 subvariant, which is also known as BA. is a sublineage of the BA.5 strain of the virus.

This is growing exponentially in other countries


The rate when compared to the prevvious variants, BF.7 Infected person can transmit the virus to an average of 10 to 18 people when in contact....


BF.7 has more mutations, which makes it even more infectious and dangerous, even to vaccinated people.

The symptoms of BF.7::

Similar to Omicron  sub-variants > Cough, Fever, Sore-throat,  Restlessnes, Vomiting, Diarrhoea and Stomach ache.

Impacts who the most?

Over the age of 60 underlying conditions,  frontline workers.

Pregnant women, low immunity & elderly people with underlying conditions needs to be closely monitored.