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Now tracking the new emerging South Africa Omicron Variant

South African:cases up 225%in a week !!!!!

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    Posted: December 09 2021 at 2:05pm
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The BBC had this comment on it

Quote While hospital admissions in South Africa have risen sharply because of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, it is not yet clear if it causes more severe illness, according to comments by Health Minister Joe Phaahla.

Journalist Mia Malan says that the latest figures show that hospital admissions because of the virus have increased by more than 200% this week, compared to last week.

In a series of tweets highlighting the minister's comments, she also said that the reproductive number - sometimes called the 'R rate' - for Omicron is 2.5. In other words, on average, one person infects another 2.5 people.

This is higher than with Delta, reflecting a theory that it is more transmissible.

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As fast as the spread was in South Africa, the intitial news out of UK is even worse.

Omicron appears to be spreading faster in the UK than in South Africa, experts say

Quote COVID-19 cases caused by Omicron are doubling every 2.2 days in the UK, compared with every 3 days in South Africa,

https://www.yahoo.com/news/omicron-appears-spreading-faster-uk-131111051.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9kdWNrZHVja2dvLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAK5iGyaqmUVMtkY8RfV9Ad8AxibFQKcuplk908-8btOBry6AYPXZyzXciHzKM_oGLdMcYqrBV7E7lzh-g2IXuL6riiv7Pt2hT7qeLhPDF5Fh9ozZooZ-oHpbrhQwDSsJpIJMQMzlWhounMRQsjIt0QjQ-cBkZOfI7HXq7mKnzOBB


Is this a result of better testing? Or has a sub-variant with more transmissible powers got to the UK?

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