The director of the Spallanzani hospital, quoted by the Italian media, emphasized that the increase in infections in the last week is accompanied by a significant change in the characteristics of the disease. He added that 75 percent of those infected have mild or no symptoms.
– This is a confirmation of the reduced aggressiveness of the Omikron variant, which we have already signaled after the first contacts with colleagues from South Africa and reports from other European countries
Francesco Vaia pointed out.
Omikron’s reduced aggressiveness, he assessed, is also “further evidence of how the vaccination campaign, enhanced by advances in the third dose, is making Covid-19 a less dangerous disease.”
Vaia added: “We have more and more weapons at our disposal.”
“We have to invest more in home treatment,” he stressed.
The expert said that 14 percent of people hospitalized in the Roman facility are currently infected with the Omikron variant and 60 percent are infected. those who did not go to the hospital.
– These data seem to confirm that Omikron, as already noted in South Africa and Great Britain, is associated with less severe disease
– believes the director of the Roman hospital, which has been at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.
The highest daily number of infected was recorded in Italy on Thursday: 219,000. 198 people died.
Source: niezalezna.pl, PAP