WHO expects rise in Omicron infections globally

A healthcare worker on duty to take samples for COVID. [FPK File Photo]

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that it expects an increase in the number of hospitalisations and fatalities related to the new Omicron coronavirus strain, international media reported.

In a statement, the WHO earlier said, “As case numbers linked to a variant of concern increase globally, we expect the number of hospitalized cases and even deaths to be reported”.

The UN health agency also said that more information is needed to fully understand the clinical picture of those infected with Omicron and WHO encourages countries to contribute to the collection and sharing of hospitalized patient data through the WHO COVID Clinical Data Platform, according to Sputnik.

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