a The South African province where the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron, was initially detected, has seen a 330% increase in hospitalizations linked to the virus in the past week.
Gauteng, which includes the city of Johannesburg, has recorded 580 hospitalizations for coronavirus this week, according to official data. That’s a 330% jump from 135 hospitalizations two weeks ago.
Little is known about this new variant. so far, Expert opinion pointed to the danger of Omicron in the sense that it appears to have a much greater spreading ability, However, it does not appear to cause more serious illness.
Remember that the rate of the vaccinated population in South Africa is very low compared to the rest of the world. This may be a factor in the increase in hospitalizations in the county where the variant was initially detected.
In Portugal, 13 cases of the Ómicron variant have been identified in players and members of the Belenenses SAD technical team. They are progressing positively, some are even asymptomatic, and “most, if not all” have been vaccinated against Covid-19, Graca Freitas, director general of health, said on Monday.
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