According to the head of the World Health Organization “tsunami”, the cases of COVID-19 caused by the Omikron variant could threaten health systems that are already “on the verge of capacity”.
“I am concerned that the Omikron’s increased transmissivity, combined with the still-present strain of Delta, could cause a tsunami of disease,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director of the WHO on Tuesday. – Against this backdrop, health workers who are already very tired will have even more work to do and overburdened health systems could become inefficient. – added.
The head of the WHO expressed his concerns at a time when the number of COVID-19 cases is increasing worldwide. Across America, hospitals dropped 35 percent in the last week. more children, in New York the number of little patients has increased fivefold, in Washington – twice — poinformowała Pediatra dr Jennifer Owensby z Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School w Jersey City.
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Although this figure may be due to the delay caused by the holiday weekend, the seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases is also headed towards record levels, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC estimates that approx. 60 percent. COVID-19 cases reported in the US last week are infections caused by the Omikron variant.