The new coronavirus type, Omicron, has resulted in a rapid increase in cases of Covid-19 infection worldwide. Globally, the outbreak is being called the third wave of corona virus.
Speaking of India, the number of daily cases in the country has crossed three and a half lakh. As on January 20, more than 3.47 lakh cases were reported in India.
There are currently over 2 million active cases in the country. An alarming rise in infection has worried everyone. According to the Union Health Ministry, the spike is being operated by Omicron, but its impact is not serious due to vaccine coverage.
The Government of India has recommended that only those with symptoms should be screened. However, this decision has slowed down the number of tests in the country.
Experts believe that this type differs from previous SARS-CoV-2 strains because it is milder and can be treated medically.
According to experts, the Omicron variant, unlike its predecessor Delta, only affects the upper respiratory tract. As a result, the patient experiences milder symptoms such as a cold and less damage to the lungs, which is a great relief.
Business Insider has recently published a chart showing the most common and least common features of Omicron, based on data from the UK’s ‘ZOE COVID Study’. It also shows the percentage of people who experienced a certain symptom.
Here are some of the most common and less common features of the Omicron variant (from top to bottom):
Runny nose: 73%
Sore throat: 60%
Persistent cough: 44%.
Cold or chills: 30%
Brain fog: 24%
Muscle pain: 23%
Odor loss: 19%
Chest pain: 19%