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Omicron detected in 38 countries but Delta remains dominant COVID-19 variant – WHO


Maria Van Kerkhove, the technical lead of COVID-19 response at WHO’s Emergency Diseases Unit, said on Friday that the Omicron strain of coronavirus has been identified in 38 countries, but Delta remains the dominant variant of COVID-19, reported Sputnik.

“We have reports of Omicron in 38 countries in all 6 WHO regions and we do see increasing trends in Omicron in South Africa. So there is a suggestion that there is increased transmissibility,” Sputnik quoted Van Kerkhove as saying.

Kerkhove also emphasised that the Delta strain of coronavirus still remains dominant. Continue Reading


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