Covid: Omicron type symptoms “appear to be less severe”, although risks to health systems continue

Covid: Omicron type symptoms
  • James Gallagher
  • Health and Science Reporter, BBC News, Paris

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Preliminary studies published in the UK and South Africa indicate that symptoms caused by the Omicron variant appear to be less severe.

Preliminary evidence indicates that fewer people need hospital treatment to combat the virus, with a reduction of 30% to 70% compared to other types.

However, there are still concerns that although Omicron is mild, an increasing number of cases are overwhelming. a hospitals.

The UK has reported more than 100,000 cases in a single day for the first time since the pandemic began.


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