World Health Organization (who) released its most recent epidemiological report on the progress of the COVID-19 where it was reported that cases increased by 70% in the last days after the arrival of the Omicron variant.
The agency warned that these figures registered between December 27 to January 2 had not been seen in everything that goes from the pandemic, for which it urged governments and the population not to lower their guard against the current virulent wave of contagions.
In the midst of record numbers of infections worldwide, the director of the agency, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus asked not to underestimate the Omicron variant, as he recalled that it is more viral, that is, it spreads more quickly, although so far it has not proven to be more lethal.
COVID-19 cases in the world increase due to Ómicron
Just last week, from December 27 to January 2, a total of 9.5 million new infections of coronavirus, a record not recorded since the start of the pandemic, while that of the deceased was 41,000.
In the American region, the number of cases was greater than 100%, although the number of deaths fell by 18%, while in Europe there was a 65% increase in positives and deaths fell by 6%.
The general director of the organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stressed that due to the increase in cases, health systems worldwide have been collapsed. “The tsunami of cases is so large and fast that they have saturated health systems around the world,” he said, adding that also “is killing”.
What are the symptoms of omicron?
The five most common symptoms for omicron are: runny nose, headache, fatigue, sneezing and sore throat, however, in some cases digestive problems and nausea or vomiting have also been reported. Part of this milder symptomatology is mainly due to the large number of people vaccinated or with acquired immunity, according to the who.
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