WHO expects rise in hospitalisation, deaths from the Omicron variant

The UN health agency also stated that more information is required to understand the infection fully.

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New Delhi: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated that they expect a rise in the number of deaths and hospitalisation related to the new coronavirus strain ‘Omicron’.

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

The UN health agency also stated that more information is required to understand the infection fully, while Omicron and WHO are encouraging nations to contribute and provide patient’s data through the WHO COVID-19 Clinical Data Platform, Sputnik reported.

 In the previous week, the WHO informed about the features of the new Omicron variant, including the number of mutations in the newfound strain and how fast and till what extent it spreads.

The UN health agency suggested some definite features of the new Omicron variant, including its mutation and global spread, which implies that it can have a great impact on the COVID19 pandemic course.

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