It is quite possible that the Omicron strain does most often cause a moderate form of coronavirus morbidity. The World Health Organization reported that the death rate from covid decreased by 10% in a week.
According to WHO statistics, over the past week, more than 4 million PCR tests for coronavirus have tested positive, and 47,000 people have died during this period. The number of infections fell by 5%, and the number of deaths by 10%, compared with the week before. This is positive news that allows us to hope that the new strain of Omicron really causes a moderate form of the disease, as experts have repeatedly stated.
Europe is currently the hottest region in terms of infections, accounting for 65% of new infections and 60% of deaths. But here, too, the morbidity rate dropped by 7% in a week, and the mortality rate by 3%. However, in terms of growth rates, Africa took the first place — an increase of 111%. In America, the number of infections decreased by 10%, in Asia also by 10%, and in Southeast Asia, mortality fell by 50% altogether.
At the same time, the United States remains the leader in the number of cases per week — over 674,000 positive PCR tests were recorded there. America is followed by Germany, Great Britain, France and Russia, which registered 215,283 infections. However, in Russia, as before, the most citizens die per day after the United States. In the same UK, this number is 10 (!) times less.