The highest number of new confirmed cases in Young and F… “The probability of hospitalization at Omicron is low”
In the UK and France, where the omicron mutation has already become or is expected to become the dominant species, the number of new coronavirus cases also recorded a record high. Fortunately, research results are coming out that the transmission of Omicron mutations is countable, but not fatal. In the UK, an additional study found that the hospitalization rate of Omicron mutation infected people was less than half that of Delta infected people.
This is reporter Jang Hoon-kyung.
A growing number of people wearing masks are again on the streets of London, England, where they don’t have to wear them outdoors.
In the UK, yesterday (23rd), the number of new corona19 confirmed cases per day reached 119,789, another record high.
This number more than doubled in just ten days.
The death toll has also risen to 147, with an estimated 1 in 45 cases of COVID-19 in the UK last week.
In France, for the first time, the number of new cases approaching 90,000 has risen.
It surpassed the 84,000 daily number of confirmed cases recorded in April for the first time in eight months.
[올리비에 베랑/프랑스 보건부 장관 : 오늘 수치는 좋지 않습니다. 팬데믹이 시작된 이후로 보고된 최악의 수치입니다. 8만 8천 명 정도가 신규 확진됐습니다.]
In the midst of this, the UK Health and Safety Agency published a study that found that hospitalization rates for those infected with the omicron mutation were 50 to 70% lower than that of the conventional delta mutation.
Studies have shown that people infected with Omicron are 31 to 45 percent less likely to go to the emergency room.
The effectiveness of the booster shot against Omicron mutant infection drops from 15 to 25% after 10 weeks and begins to weaken.
However, the Health and Safety Agency said the number of people who became seriously ill could be significant even if the hospitalization rate is low due to the high number of confirmed cases in the UK.