In the coronavirus epidemic, which has killed more than 6 million people since its emergence in late 2019, it has been reported that the cases have increased again with the Omicron variant, which is immune and resistant to the vaccine. It was announced that the number of cases increased by 14 percent in the last week, while the authorities said that people did not even realize that they were infected with the disease anymore.
A statement came from the British National Health Service (NHS) officials, which caused concern about the coronavirus outbreak. Officials, who shared the current corona epidemic data with the public, announced that some of their predictions about the Omicron variant, which is the most mutated type of Covid-19, started to come true.
A DESTRUCTIVE WAVE
Experts announced that coronavirus cases have increased by 14 percent in the last week, especially with the Omicron variant, which is immune and resistant to the vaccine previously acquired by catching corona. “We may be witnessing the beginning of a devastating wave,” officials said, adding that this new wave could disrupt the health system this winter.
TEST NUMBERS DROPPED
Sharing the data for the week ending September 17, the officials stated that this was the first big jump after the summer wave in mid-July. They also pointed out that there is a decrease in the number of Covid-19 tests, and stated that the vaccine-resistant Omicron variant could create a serious problem.
ATTENTION TO THE ELDERLY
Professor Tim Spector, one of the co-founders of the Covid-19 platform ZOE application, stated that they predicted that in this new wave, elderly people will be affected and get sick earlier than the previous wave.
SYMPTOMS HAVE CHANGED
Saying that many people still look at the symptoms in the government’s guide, but they are wrong, Spector said, “At the moment, two-thirds of Covid-19 starts with a sore throat. High fever and loss of smell are now rare, and therefore people do not think that they have caught Covid-19,” he said, arguing that this situation affected the decrease in the number of tests.