The risk of hospitalization is 2/3 lower with Omicron than with Delta

The risk of hospitalization for an Omicron coronavirus infection is about two-thirds lower than for a Delta variant infection, according to a British study with more than 1 million cases of both forms of the disease in the past few weeks, reported Reuters.

The analysis was published by the British Health Security Agency after conducting an analysis in collaboration with the Department of Biostatistics of the Medical Research Council at Cambridge University. Almost 530,000 cases of the Omicron variant and just over 570,000 cases of the Delta variant were analyzed.

Research shows that vaccines can work well against Omicron. The health department reported that the risk of hospitalization with Omicron in those vaccinated with the third dose was reduced by 81 percent compared to unvaccinated patients.

Today’s figures show that 12,395 coronavirus patients are being hospitalized in England. This is an increase of nearly 1,000 people compared to yesterday when the number of people hospitalized with KOVID-19 was 11,542. The numbers, however, are well below the high since January when that number was 34,000.


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