The World Health Organization have announced today that research has shown no reports of deaths relating to the new Omicron variant of Covid-19.
The WHO said it was collecting evidence about the variant of concern (VOC), as countries around the world are racing against its rapid spread but no deaths have yet been reported to the world health organization.
WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier told reporters in Geneva that “The more countries… keep testing people, and looking specifically into the Omicron variant, we will also find more cases, more information, and, hopefully not, but also possibly deaths.”
Lindmeier also urged people to not forget about the Delta variant, which accounts for 99.8 percent of sequences uploaded to the GISAID global science initiative with specimens collected in the last 60 days.
The spokesman urged people to use proven measures to protect themselves against Delta — and thereby against Omicron.