WHO : Omicron quickly taking over Delta

WHO : Omicron quickly taking over Delta

WHO : Omicron quickly taking over Delta

Omicron is quickly overtaking the Delta variant of Covid19 and becoming dominant around the world, a senior WHO official has warned, with the global health agency cautioning that there is “increasing evidence” Omicron is able to evade immunity but has less disease severity as compared to other variants.

The World Health Organization on Tuesday said the Covid omicron variant can result in life-threatening illness for the unvaccinated, the elderly and people with underlying conditions.

The Covid19 Weekly Epidemiological Update, released by the WHO, said that over 15 million new Covid19 cases were reported globally in the week of January 3-9, a 55 per cent increase as compared to the previous week when about 9.5 million cases were reported.