WHO Says The New Omicron Variant Is More Transmissible


According to WHO, there is a new strain of the Omicron variant that was found in the United Kingdoms. And, this new strain is more transmissible and people should be more careful of this new strain.

You might be thinking that now as everything is turning offline again, maybe the risks regarding the coronavirus have reduced? 

The New Omicron Variant
The New Omicron Variant

But this is not the case. Recently in a statement, the WHO said that there is a new strain of the Omicron variant. Moreover, this strain cam be transmissible very easily.

New Strain In The Omicron Variant

According to the release by WHO, a new strain was detected in the UK on the 19th of January 2022. Additionally, more than 600 sequences have been found since then as well. 

This new XE recombinant, BA 1 and BA 2, has increased tremendously. Furthermore, the Geneva-based UN health agency also reported the spread of the XE that of the Omicron variant. 

You can also see that there is a rise of 43% of deaths caused due to the coronavirus last week. This data was also mentioned in an Epidemiological update. 

Effect Of The New Strain Worldwide

If you see the exact data, you will know that by the end of January to the beginning of March 2022, the covid cases reduced to a great extent. But after this, there was a rise in the covid cases as well. 

According to a report by the WHO, there are over 10 million new cases. Additionally, over 45,000 deaths were also recorded. 

Moreover, many regions reported that the weekly cases recorded have decreased. Also if you see the data of March 27 2022, you will find over 479 million cases and deaths of over 6 million were reported worldwide. 

According to WHO, the testing of Covid has also been reduced in many countries. And this might be an issue as tracking the recent trends and analyzing the spread of the new strain becomes difficult. 

Furthermore, the UN agency also elaborated that the covid has not yet been completely cured. To sum up, you need to be careful in any way you can. 

Also Read: Updated COVID Guidelines For Noida: Things You Should Know

“Until we reach the end of the acute phase of the pandemic, countries must maintain sufficient epidemiologic surveillance to inform evidence-based operational decision-making on crucial parameters, including vaccination strategies, vaccine composition, use of therapeutics, and tailored and appropriate public health and social measures” read the UN agency report. 

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