Entertainment The risk of hospitalization with omicron lower delta, according to a British study

00:45  23 december  2021
00:45  23 december  2021 Source:   rmcsport.bfmtv.com

Towards a "tidal wave" Omicron in the UK, and soon in France?

 Towards a © Copyright 2021, Obs The French hospitals welcome more and more patients with CVIV-19, while the peak of the fifth wave of the epidemic has not yet been reached . In the background, the threat of the Omicron variant continues to plan in Europe and France, the boss of the AP-HP already imputes a potential "sixth wave" to come. According to the latest Public Health Point France on December 10, 59 cases of the new variant had been detected in positive samples screened.

health-coronavirus-omicron-study: the risk of hospitalization with omicron lower to delta, according to a British study

LE RISQUE D'HOSPITALISATION AVEC OMICRON INFÉRIEUR À DELTA, SELON UNE ÉTUDE BRITANNIQUE © Reuters / Jeeneah moon the risk Of hospitalization with Omicron lower in Delta, according to a British study

London (Reuters) - the risk of having to remain at the hospital because of COVID-19 is 40% less than 45% for patients contaminated by the Omicron variant Coronavirus compared to those infected with the Variant Delta, according to a study conducted by Imperial College, London, published Wednesday.

The publication of the study, carried out on the basis of the positive PCR tests carried out in England between December 1 and December 14, then intervenes that scientists are busy determining the dangerousness of the Omicron variant, to the rapid propagation through The world, to help governments take appropriate sanitary measures.

Omicron dominant in the coming hours in London and Copenhagen

 Omicron dominant in the coming hours in London and Copenhagen © Copyright 2021, Obs now present in 63 countries, the Omicron variant will be soon dominant in Europe ... and in France ? In the hex, it seems to spread "extremely quickly" and could know "rapid growth". In his last review released Wednesday, December 8, the Scientific Council estimates that Omicron's impact in the country could be felt "in the coming weeks".

According to a study conducted in South Africa, where the alert on the appearance of Omicron variants, the risks of hospitalization related to Omicron are 80% less than other variants of the coronavirus.

Researchers from Imperial College estimate that hospitalization is less frequent, from 20% to 25%, with the Omicron variant than with the Delta variant.

"Overall, we find evidence of a reduction in the risk of hospitalization for OICKRON compared to Delta infections, subject to average over all cases during the study period," have They write.

The World Health Organization (WHO), however, warned during the day it was too early to decide on the dangerousness of the Omicron variant.

In Europe, several countries re-registered health restrictions as soon as the Omicron variant appears.

The Netherlands confined again, for the end-of-year holidays, while the port of the mask will become mandatory outdoors in Spain.

(Reportage Paul Sandle, French version Jean Terzian)

Omicron: is it time to give up? .
Omicron has thrown the country into a seemingly contradictory position: leaders seeking to open up must suddenly consider how to limit its transmission, if at all.This week there was a huge change, as part of an effort to "live with" the virus. The national cabinet's decision to redefine a "close contact" to the bare minimum of someone living with a confirmed COVID-19 case or having spent more than four hours with them in a home, accommodation or care facility will inevitably mean cases — and therefore hospitalisations — will rise.

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