Corona Omicron Threat: The World Health Organization has expressed concern about the rapidly increasing Omicron infection of Kovid-19 worldwide. The World Health Organization said on Thursday that during the week of December 27 to January 2, 2022, a record 9.5 million new Kovid-19 cases were reported worldwide. Due to the ‘tsunami’ in cases of infection with Omicron variants, the health system was badly affected worldwide.
The COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update released on Thursday by Global Health states that during the week of 27 December 2021 to 2 January 2022, the global number of new cases of infection after October increased from the previous week. An increase of up to 71 percent was registered faster than that.
Health system impacted by Omicron outbreak
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said in its report that the number of new deaths decreased by 10 percent during this period. During the last week, 9.5 million new cases of infection have been reported while more than 41 thousand new deaths have occurred. As of 2 January 2022, a total of 289 million cases have been reported globally while more than 5.4 million deaths occurred. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said last week the highest number of COVID-19 cases were recorded in the pandemic so far. We know for certain that this is an underreporting of cases as the reported numbers do not reflect the backlog of testing around the holidays
,‘Don’t forget to take Omicron lightly’
Addressing a media in Geneva, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanam Ghebreyesus cautioned that although the Omicron variant may seem less severe than the Delta, it does not mean that people take it as mild or mild. Like other variants, people infected with Omicron are also being hospitalized and it is also killing people. In fact, the tsunami of Omicron infection cases is so large and fast that it is taking a toll on health systems around the world. The WHO weekly report states that the US region has recorded the highest increase of 100 percent in cases of infection.
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Vaccinations and masks required
According to the WHO weekly report, 2,556,690 new cases were reported in the United States and there has been an increase of about 92 percent. In Britain, 1,104,316 new cases were reported, which shows an increase of about 51 percent. At the same time, 1,093,162 new cases have come in France, which is an increase of about 117 percent. There have been 649,832 new cases in Spain and 644,508 new cases in Italy. 102,330 new cases have been reported from India, which shows an increase of about 120 percent. WHO Director-General Tedrus Adhanam Ghebreyesus further said that first-generation vaccines cannot prevent all infections, but they are more effective in reducing hospitalizations and deaths from this virus. He has advised people to vaccinate, social distance, wear masks and avoid crowds.
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