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Friday, 21 January 2022 04:35 GMT

WHO reports new coronavirus strain is in 57 nations up until now


(MENAFN) According to the World Health Organization (WHO) statement on Wednesday, the newly-discovered Covid-19 strain, Omicron has been confirmed in 57 nations up until now.

The WHO stated in its weekly epidemiological report, "even if the severity is equal or potentially even lower than for delta variant, it is expected that hospitalizations will increase if more people become infected and that there will be a time lag between an increase in the incidence of cases and an increase in the incidence of deaths."

The report also mentioned that more information is required to measure whether the omicron strain could cause reduced immunity from vaccinations.

It said, "vaccine effectiveness studies are vital to understand how vaccines protect against infection, symptomatic and severe disease, and death."

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