Geneva, 12/1: The Omicron variant of the corona virus is rapidly overtaking its delta variant and cases of infection from this form are now coming to the fore all over the world. A senior official of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned in this regard. A Global Health Agency official has warned that there is “increasing evidence” that Omicron can evade immunity, but that the severity of the disease is less compared to other forms.
WHO infectious disease epidemiologist and “Covid-19 technical lead” Maria Van Kerkhove said on Tuesday that it may take time for Omicron to dominate the delta in some countries because it is at the level of delta-type spread in those countries. will depend. Kerkhov said during the online Q&A session, “Omicron has been found in all the countries where the technology of genome sequencing is good and it is probably present in all the countries of the world. It is rapidly overtaking Delta in terms of spread. And so Omicron is becoming the dominant form whose cases are coming to the fore.”
People being hospitalized because of Omicron
He also cautioned that while there is some information on Omicron being less severe than the Delta variant, “it is not a mild disease” because “Omicron also has the potential to cause hospitalizations.” Things are coming.”
According to the Covid-19 weekly epidemic update data released by the WHO, 15 million new cases of Covid were reported worldwide in the week of January 3 to 9, which is 55 percent more than the week before that when about 95 lakh cases.
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