Published: 2022-01-20 18:28
Last Updated: 2022-05-19 04:42
A new study revealed that the actual number of coronavirus infections around the world is much higher than the numbers officially announced, attributing this to the limited coronavirus tests conducted.
The American study which Roya received a copy of, indicated that the number of daily infections with the COVID-19 had doubled a lot, reaching 3.7 million infections on Jan. 12. Notably, the world used to record less than one million cases per day from January 2020 until December 2021.
The study explained that the number of daily deaths from the virus around the world reaches more than the announced numbers, pointing out that this is also due to the limited coronavirus tests conducted, which leads to deaths without knowing the exact cause.
The study also spoke about the differences between the Omicron and Delta variants.
According to the study, the subsequent hospitalization rate among those infected with the Omicron variant was 52 percent less than those infected with Delta.
Additionally, the symptomatic hospitalization rate among those infected with the Omicron variant was 53 percent less than those infected with Delta.
It also pointed out that there was a 74 percent reduced risk of ICU admission, and a 91 percent reduced risk of death.
People with Omicron infections had 70 percent shorter hospital stays than Delta infections. The average hospital stay for Omicron patients is around three to four days.
The study also pointed out that the number of patients admitted to hospitals among unvaccinated people aged 17 years and over is 16.9 times bigger compared to those who received the vaccine. As for the unvaccinated age group between 12-17 years, the number of hospitalizations was 13.5 times higher, compared to those vaccinated.
It also stated that those who received the two doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Jordan, relative to the population, reached about 39 percent.
The study indicated that the death rate from the virus in Jordan, per million infections, reached 12.46 percent.