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Covid Death Rate: How Deadly is Omicron?

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Covid- Omicron case in India: Covid The third wave of coronavirus is seen in the country. At the same time, people are infected with the new Omicron variant of Corona. Although the Omicron variant is much less severe than other variants of Covid -19. This was claimed in a report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC says patients infected with Omicron have a 91% lower risk of death.

According to the agency, the risk of hospitalization from Omicron is half the risk from the delta variant. People in hospital are 75% less likely to need ICU or ICU admissions than Delta and have a 91% lower mortality rate than Delta. However, health officials and experts have long reported that the Omicron variant is not as deadly as previous variants.

For this reason, only a few deaths have occurred in Britain, Australia, America and India. Currently, an average of 750,515 new cases are reported every day in the United States and the second largest jump in daily cases since the start of the pandemic is also seen in these days. However, fortunately, deaths are less recorded in proportion to the number of cases. Every day, 1,716 deaths from the virus have been reported, which is less than Delta.

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The number of cases of this variant has tripled in recent weeks, but deaths have not occurred at the same rate. CDC data also estimates that 98% of active Covid cases in the US are of the Omicron variant. The report indicates that the delta variant, which dominated in 2021, is now only observed in 2% of cases.

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