UK and Omicron now dominant, but risk of hospitalization at least 40% lower than Delta: studies and data on hospitalizations and deaths

At the moment United kingdom It no longer makes sense to specify the number of Omicron cases recorded from the total daily infections of Covid-19 because in South Africa the specific variant is considered to be responsible for more than 90% of positive cases. The new practice introduced by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) underscores the expected tendency for Omicron to rapidly establish itself as a The dominant alternative. The UK identified 40,000 more cases on Wednesday as a result Total Omicron injuries are over 210,000 Of these, nearly 182,000 are in England alone, where the capital, London, recorded the highest peak: 45,000 cases. Outside of South Africa, Great Britain (a total of 183,000 cases yesterday) is leading the way for the Omicron trend in Europe. So what can we learn in Italy?

Who are the Omicron Victims: Hospitalization and Mortality
To illustrate the risk to Omicron in Great Britain is the latest data from the UKHSA which shows that as of December 29 total hospitalization has risen A 766 (98 more than the day before) with 53 deaths. They are basically Unvaccinated pros should seek hospital treatment As evidenced by the London trend where 41.2% of hospitalizations are among unvaccinated people. A number that was added to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s own statement that more than nine out of ten cases of Covid-19 in intensive care are people who did not receive the third dose.

Britain’s first Omicron victim was a 70-year-old who had no previous illnesses but had not been vaccinated. The British authorities have not yet officially released the data on the age, gender and vaccination status of those who unfortunately died in recent days, in the Omicron full storm. asked by IlFattoQuotidiano.itThe National Office of Statistics (ONS) referred to the result of the survey that revealed characteristics of infection that could be associated with the Omicron variant: According to the ONS report, among the various age groups, The people most at risk of developing Omicron are young people between the ages of 20 and 30 years. Statistically, ethnic minorities and those who live in urban centers are more affected than rural areas. At the same time, those who have already been infected with the Covid virus and are reinfected are more likely to test positive new variable Compared to first-time patients (who would therefore be more susceptible to infection with other strains of coronavirus). Likewise, on the vaccination front, the British survey showed that those who tested positive for Covid-19 after receiving two or three doses of the vaccine are more likely to have omicron (which has a lower tendency to hospitalization) than those who are not vaccinated and are positive. On the other hand, this casts doubt on the protection against infection that vaccines provide. On the other hand, it creates a separation between the paths of disease for those who are vaccinated against those who have not been vaccinated in favor of the former. For now, however, they say from the ONS it is too early to draw conclusions about the effectiveness of vaccines against Omicron.

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A report from Imperial College London highlights one of the main differences between the omicron and delta variables This is exactly the risk of hospitalization: Omicron is 20-25% less likely to have to go to hospital and 40-45% less likely to be hospitalized for a day or longer. According to a study by the University of Edinburgh, the risk of hospitalization for Covid is less than two-thirds if you contract Omicron instead of Delta and the booster (the third dose of the vaccine) Adds great protection against virus symptoms infection. Looking at South Africa, a study showed that Omicron poses a lower risk of acute infection, possibly as a result of the higher level of immunization in the population. This reduction in pressure on hospitals in particular has allowed South Africa not to impose a lockdown in the face of rising cases of Omicron, says the University of the Witwatersrand epidemiologist. Cheryl Cohen – among the study’s authors – which nonetheless appeals to caution for Western countries with larger populations and therefore more vulnerable. Unlike the governments of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, Boris Johnson chose not to impose any restrictions in England, an outbreak of Omicron, and instead focused on a massive campaign to get the population to submit to a third vaccine. So far, the booster has entered the arms of more than 54% of Britons compared to the 10% who are not yet convinced of the new variant’s rapid rise.

UK Health Security Agency data

Imperial College Report

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