Covid19 : Omicron detected in 108 countries so far
The speed with which Omicron infections have spread can be gauged from the fact that in just one month 108 countries have reported 151,368 cases and there have been 26 deaths.
The global coronavirus caseload has topped 278.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.39 million and vaccinations to over 8.88 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.
A government analysis of 183 of the 358 known Omicron variant Covid-19 cases in India found that 70% of the infected are asymptomatic and the rest have mild symptoms, health ministry officials said on Friday.
European leaders are reinstating coronavirus restrictions as the Omicron variant continues to spread across the continent. Europe has already seen more than 89 million cases and 1.5 million Covid-related deaths, according to the latest EU figures.
Merck & Co.’s Covid-19 pill was cleared by U.S. regulators Thursday, giving high-risk patients a second at-home treatment just as the Omicron variant is causing cases to surge around the country.