First deaths from Omicron strain observed in Poland

Source : 112 Ukraine

Omicron incidence in Poland increased by 7-8% in a week
18:32, 10 January 2022

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The first deaths from the Omicron strain were recorded in Poland as RMF24 reported citing Spokesperson of the Health Ministry Wojciech Andrusiewicz.

"We have at least the first two deaths from the new Omicron strain. They are two men who are 92 and 85 years old, respectively. They are also unvaccinated and had comorbidities. These people probably could have lived if they had been vaccinated," Andrusiewicz said.

Related: Omicron may be less severe in young and old, but not mild,- WHO

It is noted that in a week in Poland, the incidence of Omicron has increased by 7-8%.  Accordingly, there have been identified 193 cases of infection with this strain in the country.

Moreover, during the last day, 7,785 cases of Covid-19 infection were recorded in Poland. 19 patients who were infected with Covid-19 have died.

Related: Omicron variant outbreak to end soon, - WHO representative

As we reported, an outbreak of Omicron coronavirus infections in the US is causing a breakdown in basic functions and services. First responders, hospitals, schools and government agencies have employed an all-hands-on-deck approach to keep the public safe, but they are worried how much longer they can keep it up.

Besides, an outbreak of the coronavirus strain Omicron has occurred in the Chinese city of Tianjin. Authorities have begun testing city residents for Covid-19.


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