Omicron Variant Hospitalisations And Fatalities Expected To Rise Says WHO

Omicron Variant Hospitalisations And Fatalities Expected To Rise Says WHO

  • According to Sputnik, the World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts a rise in the number of hospitalisations and deaths associated with the new Omicron coronavirus variant.
  • The United Kingdom Health Security Agency reported the first Omicron-related death on Monday.

Omicron Variant Hospitalisations And Fatalities Expected To Rise Says WHO

According to Sputnik, the World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts a rise in hospitalisations and deaths associated with the new Omicron coronavirus variant.

The United Kingdom Health Security Agency reported the first Omicron-related death on Monday.

As case numbers linked to a variant of concern increase globally, we expect the number of hospitalised cases and even deaths to be reported," the WHO said in a statement.

Source - The Scotsman

Many countries still lack the capacity to consistently analyse all cases or deaths, making it difficult to provide accurate information on deaths linked to a specific variant, according to the WHO, who added that more information on the severity of the Omicron strain is expected in the coming weeks due to a time delay between an increasing number of cases and the increasing number of severe cases and deaths.

Further information is needed to fully understand the clinical picture of those infected with Omicron and WHO encourages countries to contribute to the collection and sharing of hospitalised patient data through the WHO COVID-19 Clinical Data Platform," the statement read.

Source – Bernama

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