January 29, 2022

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Coronavirus: Omicron could replace Delta in Europe in a few months

In Europe, several dozen cases of infection have been confirmed by this new variant.

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said Thursday that the coronavirus variant could become omicron dominant in Europe within a few months, causing more than half of all COVID-19 cases. This was reported by Agence France-Presse.

“Based on ECDC mathematical modeling, there are indications that omicron could be responsible for more than half of all SARS-CoV-2 infections in the EEA/EEA over the next few months,” ECDC said.

This estimate is consistent with preliminary information about the high infectivity of the omicron variant, which could replace the currently dominant delta variant.

However, as noted by Reuters, there is not yet sufficient convincing evidence that this cucumber is infected. The World Health Organization (WHO) Technical Director for COVID-19, Maria Van Kerkhove, announced on Wednesday that data will be available in the coming days.

In Europe, several dozen cases of infection have been confirmed by this new variant, which they first discovered and sequenced in the Republic of South Africa.

Experts around the world are currently assessing the risks associated with omicron, which has a very large number of mutations. The World Health Organization has listed it as a type of coronavirus of concern.

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