The Omicron variant is five times more transmissible than the Delta variant and has spread its tentacles around 70 countries. This information was shared by Odisha’s Public Health director Niranjan Mishra. Speaking on the rising cases of Omicron variant, Mishra said that the new variant is more transmissible, but the severity of the variant is still not confirmed.
As more persons are exposed to and infected by SARS-CoV-2, reports of patients who experience persistent symptoms or organ dysfunction after acute Covid and develop post-Covid conditions have increased.
In the same period, 33 Covid-related fatalities pushed the nationwide death toll to 5,24,572.