The 20 countries that have taken over the four continents report the high number of Covid-19 cases last week, highlighting the health challenges Omicron faces in rich and poor countries around the world.
The World Health Organization has warned of impending doom “tsunami” of disease how the highly contagious coronavirus and Delta species circulate together.
At least five countries – including Australia, Denmark and the UK – face more than twice as much risk as before, according to a Financial Times analysis.
The number of U.S. seven-day lawsuits reached nearly 300,000 on Wednesday, the highest daily number since the plague, according to FT’s data tracker.
Countries are testing more here than ever before, but the part of the test that results in better results is rising across the board, proving that the number of cases is real.
In a number of countries – including England, Canada and Denmark – test trials have already increased since the mass testing began.
PCR and lateral flow tests are currently not available or are difficult to obtain in a number of countries, including the UK and Italy.
Australia, which followed the “zero-Covid” principle, has been suffering from the disease almost six times as previously reported, the study shows.
However, South Africa, one of the first countries to recognize Omicron, late last month, said on Thursday it believed it had passed its fourth point driven by diversity, raising the midnight to 4am with immediate human movement. results.
The country has made such changes based on the prevalence of the disease, the number of vaccines and the number of health workers, said Mondli Gungubele, a minister in the presidency.
Data from the health department showed a decrease of 29.7 per cent of new cases found last week December 25 compared to the number of cases found last week, at 127,753, the government said.
South Africa, with an estimated 3.5m disease and 91,000 deaths, has become the worst affected country in Africa at the time of the epidemic.
Preliminary evidence also shows that Omicron is smaller compared to older models. This could be because coronavirus has infected millions of people since its inception two years ago, providing HIV-positive people with adequate protection, as well as through vaccinations. It is not yet known, however, whether Omicron is viral for those who have not been vaccinated or infected, especially those who are at high risk.
Public health experts have warned not to underestimate Omicron’s predicament once he has determined that the incidence of the disease is minimal. “The dramatic increase in the number of cases in countries and cities around the world could lead to increased health systems,” Soumya Swaminathan, a senior scientist at WHO, told FT.
“Fewer people are able to fill hospitals and increase the need for medical care,” he said.
The increase in cases has caused problems in hospitals in the US where high-vaccinated countries, including New York and the District of Columbia, are also experiencing disease.
Kathy Hochul, the governor of New York, said Wednesday that the government is sending more medical staff and increasing bed numbers as hospitals rise but remain low compared to the same period last year.
“We are preparing for the January operation,” he said. “We know it’s coming.” New York State reported 74,207 cases of Covid Thursday, another regular case, and 7,373 hospitals.
Mike Ryan, WHO chief emergency officer, said it was possible that the virus would become a problem, but “the virus cannot be eradicated”.
Since Omicron was first discovered in southern Africa, countries rushed to end its spread by banning travel or closing borders altogether and intensifying the campaign. Omicron appears to be more contagious than Delta and can pierce through the immune system caused by vaccination and early infection.
Preliminary evidence suggests that a complete vaccine may not be effective against other species, however supplements can help to restore some of that protection. For vaccines that are widely used in developing countries, immunity is greatly reduced. Johnson & Johnson was the most recent company say more His vaccination rate contributed to Thursday’s change.
In the two years since its first discovery, coronavirus has infected more than 284m people worldwide, killing more than 5.4m, according to Johns Hopkins University, although both numbers are much smaller.
Additional reports of Martin Stabe in London