According to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), early findings comparing Omicron and Delta variants of Covid see the newest strain between 50 and 70 percent less likely to require admission to hospital. Omicron-carrying patients are also estimated to be between 31
Professor Ravi Gupta, a member of the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG) told Sky News that experts were learning about the virus “all the time”. The UK reported 91,743 cases of Covid on Monday, compared with 82,886 the
However, doctors treating patients are providing clues to its impact. According to South Africa Doctor Angelique Coetzee, “It’s totally different from the Delta”. Speaking to Global News on Tuesday, she said that these patients aren’t displaying the same loss of taste and
A WHO advisor has offered hope to health chiefs after claiming the new Omicron variant is no more transmissible than the Delta variant.