Omicron latest updates: At present time, WHO is coordinating with a large number of researchers around the world to better understand Omicron
Omicron latest updates, covid-19, total cases,total deaths
At the present time, WHO is coordinating with a large number of researchers around the world to better understand Omicron. Studies currently underway or underway shortly include assessments of transmissibility, severity of infection (including symptoms), performance of vaccines and diagnostic tests, and effectiveness of treatments.
WHO encourages countries to contribute the collection and sharing of hospitalized patient data through the WHO COVID-19 Clinical Data Platform to rapidly describe clinical characteristics and patient outcomes.
Omicron Latest Updates Covid-19
Countries should continue to implement the effective public health measures to reduce COVID-19 circulation overall, using a risk analysis and science-based approach. They should increase some public health and medical capacities to manage an increase in cases. WHO is providing countries with support and guidance for both readiness and response.
In addition, it is vitally important that inequities in access to COVID-19 vaccines are urgently addressed to ensure that vulnerable groups everywhere, including health workers and older persons, receive their first and second doses, alongside equitable access to treatment and diagnostics.
key Points :
- The World Health Organization reported record numbers of cases of Covid-19 globally for a single week amid the omicron surge.
- A report from the WHO published Tuesday noted that the highest numbers of new cases over the week came from the U.S., with 4.6 million new cases.
- But hospitalizations are lower than in previous surges, though the death rate remains unsustainably high.
The total number of Covid-19 cases registered worldwide passed 300 million on Friday, with the Omicron variant’s rapid spread setting new infection records in dozens of countries over the last week.
A total of 115 people died across the world due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19 so far, out of which, one death has been reported in India, informed Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry on Wednesday.
Addressing the Health ministry briefing here today, Agarwal said, “Total 115 confirmed deaths globally due to Omicron and 1 death in India.”
“Omicron has a substantial growth advantage over Delta as per WHO…Data from South Africa, the UK, Canada, Denmark suggests a reduced risk of hospitalization for Omicron compared to Delta,” Agarwal said.