The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday (18) that the number of people affected by the new Ômicron variant has more than doubled in less than three days on average.
The WHO also warned that hospitals could be overburdened in some countries as cases increase rapidly. In total, this strain has been reported in at least 89 countries to date.
“Hospitals in the UK and South Africa continue to increase, and due to the rapid increase in the number of cases, many health systems could quickly become overloaded,” he explained.
According to the WHO, the new variant of the SARS-COV-2 corona virus is spreading rapidly in countries with high population immunity, but it is not clear whether this is due to the ability of the virus to prevent immunity, its increased spread or a cause. A combination of the two.
“There are still limited data on the clinical severity of migraine,” the WHO said. “Additional data are needed to understand the severity of migraine and whether current vaccines are effective.”
The information was released in the latest update of the variant first discovered in South Africa in late November.
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