WHO: OMICRON STRAIN IDENTIFIED IN 38 COUNTRIES

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Geneva, DEC 3: “The Omicron strain has been identified in 38 countries, but delta remains the dominant variant of COVID-19.”

The head of the technical group of the WHO Emergency Diseases Unit, Maria Van Kerkhove.

“Omicron has so far been identified in 38 countries in all six WHO regions, with the main increase in infections in Africa. But the delta variant remains dominant in the world,” Maria Van Kerkhove said speaking during an online session, answering questions about the coronavirus situation.