The head of NIAID Anthony Fauci: omicron-strain of coronavirus detected in 20 countries in 226 patients world, said the director of the National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the United States, Anthony Fauci, writes TASS.
According to him, in total, 226 cases of infection with the new type of COVID-19 have been registered in the world. He noted that as early as Monday, November 29, this was 18 states and 205 cases. The head of the organization is confident that the numbers will grow steadily.
Earlier, atypical symptoms of the new omicron strain of coronavirus became known. When infected with a new variant of COVID-19, the sense of smell and taste does not disappear, only an increase in temperature and loss of strength is noted.
In addition, most patients also have a rapid heart rate. Doctors note that the omicron strain is primarily spreading among young people.
Doctors from South Africa, where the virus was discovered, expressed concern about the rapid spread of omicron among young people.