Medical Trend

Medical News and Medical Resources

Breaking news: Daily death toll related to Omicron has surpassed peak Delta

Breaking news: Daily death toll related to Omicron has surpassed peak Delta



 

Breaking news: Daily death toll related to Omicron has surpassed peak Delta

On January 26, according to the Wall Street Journal, there are more signs that the death toll of the Omicron variant virus in Europe is not as serious as that in the early days of the epidemic, but the data in the United States is different.

According to U.S. data, the daily death toll from Omicron exceeds the previous peak caused by the dominant Delta variant of the virus.

 

 

Breaking news: Daily death toll related to Omicron has surpassed peak Delta
Figure: Screenshot of the Wall Street Journal news headline


In the U.S., the new seven-day average of Covid-19 deaths reported on Tuesday reached 2,258, up about 1,000 from the daily death toll two months ago, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. That’s the highest level since February 2021, when the U.S. was emerging from its worst outbreak last winter.


Epidemiologists say that while there is ample evidence that the Omicron virus is unlikely to kill those diagnosed, it spreads much faster, so more people are diagnosed than earlier, and the number of cases in the U.S. has surpassed previous records.

 

Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said: “Lighter does not mean mild, and we cannot ignore the pressure on health systems and the high number of deaths. I know a lot People are tired, but many hospitals are still overloaded.”


In a positive sign, coronavirus hospitalizations in the U.S. are starting to decline after peaking. Federal data also suggest that hospital deaths from Covid-19 have begun to decline from their recent peak in Omicron.

About seven out of every 10 COVID-19 deaths occur in hospitals or other inpatient settings, the CDC said.

 

Some parts of the United States, including major coastal states, are recovering, such as New York and California.

A Wall Street Journal analysis showed that the average number of cases in 20 states, which make up 55 percent of the U.S. population, is down at least 20 percent from its most recent peak.

 

Meanwhile, Omicron is fading in densely populated coastal areas, but the variant has not peaked in less-vaccinated areas, where mortality rates are likely to be higher, suggesting that epidemiologists say As the number of cases increases, the death toll may rise further.

 

In Western Europe, however, where vaccination rates are generally higher than in the United States, the record surge in cases has not resulted in the same increase in hospitalizations and deaths as in the early days of the outbreak.

 

Facing Omicron, the Netherlands eased restrictions last month as hospitalizations and deaths remained low. European countries such as the UK, Ireland and France have also lifted or eased Covid-19 restrictions.

In Germany, the number of new cases in 24 hours is 164,000, and the daily average of new cases in 7 days is more than 120,000. However, the death rate associated with the new coronavirus is falling.

 

Confirmed cases in other countries are also continuing to set records. Portugal has an average of 50,000 new confirmed cases a day, four times as many as a year ago, but the death rate remains relatively low, suggesting mass vaccination is working. Portugal has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, with over 90% of the population fully vaccinated.

 

 

 

 

Breaking news: Daily death toll related to Omicron has surpassed peak Delta

(source:internet, reference only)


Disclaimer of medicaltrend.org