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who chief warns omicron delta forming tsunami: record cases of corona from omicron in US, WHO chief warns of ‘tsunami’

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  • WHO chief warns of tsunami of corona infection in the world from Omicron
  • He said that with so many cases of infection, there will be ‘a lot of pressure’ on the health services.
  • Meanwhile, record cases of corona are coming in America and this figure has reached 2,65,000.

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WHO chief Tedros Adhanam Ghebreyesus has warned that Omicron and delta variants could lead to a tsunami of cases of corona virus infection in the world. He said that with such a high number of infection cases, there will be “a lot of pressure” on health services in the world. However, he expressed hope that the world will recover from it soon. Meanwhile, record cases of corona are coming in America and this figure has reached 2,65,000.

The head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday that he is concerned about the possibility of a ‘tsunami’ of infection cases due to the combination of Omicron and Delta variants of Kovid-19. Nearly two years after the coronavirus first surfaced, top UN health agency officials cautioned that it was too early to accept preliminary data indicating a mild-to-symptomatic infection from the virus’s newest form, Omicron. It’ll be hasty. The virus, which first emerged in South Africa last month, is spreading to parts of the US and Europe.
Omicron’s wave in the world, cases increased by 11 percent, WHO said ‘very high danger’
America has the highest growth in continental countries
92 of the 194 WHO member countries have failed to meet the target of vaccinating 40 percent of their population by the end of this year, after which its Director-General Tedros Adhanam Ghebreyesus urged everyone to make a New Year’s resolution that Support the campaign to vaccinate 70 percent of the country’s population by the beginning of July. According to WHO data, the number of cases of Kovid-19 reported worldwide last week increased by 11 percent compared to the week before that and America has seen the highest increase in continental countries.

The United Nations health agency said in its weekly pandemic report released on Tuesday that between December 20 and 26, there were about 4.99 million new cases worldwide. More than half of these cases occurred in Europe. However, cases in Europe registered only a three percent increase from the week before. The WHO said that new cases in the Americas continental region increased by 39 percent to about 14.8 million. In the US alone, there were more than 11.8 lakh cases, a 34 percent increase.

With a 7 percent increase in new cases in Africa, the number of infected has reached about 2,75,000. “The risk associated with the redesign Omicron remains very high,” it said. “I am very concerned that Omicron becoming more contagious during the Delta outbreak itself indicates the potential for a tsunami of cases,” Tedrus said in an online press conference. He said this would put an enormous burden on the already exhausted health workers and the health system.


New cases of Kovid-19 in America at highest level
Meanwhile, more than a year after the introduction of the Kovid-19 vaccination in the US, there is a huge increase in new cases of infection. On an average, 2,65,000 new cases are being reported daily in the US. Unprecedented increase in new cases is being seen due to the oomicron nature of the corona virus. Earlier this year, the number of daily new cases of Kovid-19 in mid-January was 250,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University in the US. Due to the increase in the cases of corona infection, most of the programs organized on the occasion of Christmas and New Year are being canceled. Thousands of flights are being canceled due to shortage of staff working in the aviation service. During the last two weeks in the US, the number of deaths due to Kovid-19 has also increased from an average of 1200 to about 1500 per day.

WHO chief warns on Omicron

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