Omicron COVID Variant Symptoms: On 24 November 2021 (Wednesday) a new COVID Variant was identified in South Africa. The new COVID Variant is named Omicron, WHO or World Health Organization has designated the new COVID Variant as the Variant of concern. After knowing that a new variant of COVID has been identified, the whole world is not panicking about this. Through this article, you will get the detailed information about the Omicron COVID Variant‘s. We have taken all the details about this variant of concern from a trustable source like who.int.
Omicron COVID Variant
Research from all over the world is now in finding this COVID Variant, actually, there are conducting various studies, in order to understand this variant of concern.
On 26 November 2021 (Friday) the variant of COVID was named as “Omicron” by the World Health Organization’s TAG-VE or Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution. The new variant of COVID is also named as B.1.1.529.
In South Africa. Since last week the COVID cases has increased steeply. The growth in cases is because of the new SARS-CoV-2 variant: B.1.1.529. The first case of this COVID Variant was found from a specimen on 9 November 2021 (Tuesday).
|Detected In||South Africa|
|Detected On||24 November 2021|
|Variant Type||Variant Of Concern|
The COVID Variant “Omicron” has a large number mutation, that is why the whole world is in fear of this variant.
As of 2 December 2021, not a single case of Omicron has been detected in India yet.
Omicron COVID Variant Symptoms
Symptoms for the new COVID Variant “Omicron” are given below.
Note: Symptoms are classified in most common symptoms, less common symptoms & serious symptoms.
Most common symptoms
Most common symptoms for the new COVID Variant “Omicron” are fever, cough, tiredness, loss of taste or smell.
Less common symptoms
Less common symptoms for the new COVID Variant “Omicron” are sore throat, headache, aches, pains, diarrhoea, a rash on skin, discolouration of fingers or toes
red or irritated eyes.
Serious symptoms for the new COVID Variant “Omicron” are difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, loss of speech or mobility, or confusion or chest pain.
Note: If anyone has any of these symptoms then he/she should urgently take the COVID test.
After the detection of a new variant of COVID, the WHO has advised the country and every individual to follow the SOPs (Standard Operating Protocols).
The WHO has published the advice on it’s official website @who.int for countries and individuals.
In an article that was published on 28 November 2021 on who.int, it is mentioned that “It is not yet clear whether Omicron is more transmissible (e.g., more easily spread from person to person) compared to other variants.” It may be more transmissible, studies are ongoing, in order to get transmissible details.
In the same article, WHO has said even this “It is not yet clear whether infection with Omicron causes more severe disease compared to infections with other variants, including Delta”
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