Kovid, South Africa: Omichron peak with no increase in deaths – last hour

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(ANSA) – Johannesburg, December 31 – South Africa, which last month discovered a new variant of the Covid-19, announced that it had reached the peak of the ohmicron wave without a significant increase in the number of deaths.

“All indications are that the country has probably reached the peak of the fourth wave,” the president said in a statement announcing the lifting of some health restrictions, especially the night curfew.

“There was a slight increase in the number of deaths in all provinces,” it explains. New pollution dropped by almost 30% last week (89,781) compared to last week (127,753). Hospital admissions declined in eight of the nine provinces. “Although the Omicron variant is highly contagious, the hospital admission rate is lower than previous waves,” the presidency said.

Omicron, which has several mutations that raise concerns about vaccine resistance, was first identified in Botswana and South Africa in late November. According to official statistics, it quickly became prevalent in South Africa, with by mid-December the number of infections rising significantly to 26,000 cases per day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this variant is currently available in over 100 countries.

It is highly contagious and affects people who have been vaccinated and are already infected with the virus.

South Africa, officially the most affected African country, has more than 3.4 million cases and 91,000 Kovid-19 deaths. In the last 24 hours, less than 13,000 cases have been detected. (On the handle).

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