Subvariant patterns are in flux, with BA.5 Omicron lineages still dominant, but XBB.1.5 gaining ground.
The World Organization for Animal Health notes increasing detections in mammals in recent months, which warrants close monitoring.
All genomes belonged to the existing 123 Pango lineage, demonstrating no persistently dominant SARS-CoV-2 variants or new strains.
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