Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate: WHO

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Published: 2021-12-14 20:23

Last Updated: 2022-05-17 09:32


Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate: WHO
Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate: WHO

The World Health Organization warned Tuesday that the new coronavirus variant Omicron was spreading at an unprecedented rate and was likely already present in most countries around the world.

"Seventy-seven countries have now reported cases of Omicron, and the reality is that Omicron is probably in most countries, even if it hasn't been detected yet," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters.

"Omicron is spreading at a rate we have not seen with any previous variant," he added.