Study : Omicron could cause around 75 deaths in U.K.
U.K. health officials said Omicron is spreading much more quickly than the Delta strain and is likely to replace it and become the dominant variant in Britain within days.
The Omicron variant of coronavirus could claim between 25,000 and 75,000 deaths in the United Kingdom by April next year, if additional protection measures were not taken, a new study from the U.K. has warned.
Another 633 Omicron cases have been found in the U.K. – the biggest daily increase since the Covid19 variant has been detected in the country. The total number of Covid19 in the country cases reach 54,073. The reports say that the number of people infected is currently doubling every 2.4 days in England.
While the variant has spread quickly in Europe, most notably in U.K. and Denmark, there is still no signs of this causing more severe diseases. In fact, all evidence till now has been suggesting that it causes significantly mild disease compared to Delta variant.