27. 11. 2021 14:20 | JOHANNESBURG / TVNOVINY / TASR
Significantly, however, the infection has not yet occurred in vaccinated patients.
The new coronavirus variant, which has appeared in the southern part of Africa, mainly affects young people and people and has different symptoms than the alpha or delta variants.
“Omicron was only clinically discovered last week. It causes a mild illness with symptoms such as muscle aches and fatigue, you do not feel well for one or two days. So far, the infected do not lose taste or smell. They may have a mild cough. No significant symptoms. “Some infected people are currently being treated at home, several patients are hospitalized, mostly young people under the age of 40,” said Angelique Coetzee, head of the Johannesburg Medical Association.
She also claims that the infection has not yet occurred in vaccinated patients. Omikron does not have a single officially confirmed victim on its account yet.