Covid Delta Vs. Omicron Variants: Which One Has Higher Hospitalization Risk?

Covid Delta Vs. Omicron Variants: Which One Has Higher Hospitalization Risk?
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There has been a lot of fuss regarding the latest covid variant called Omicron. Wherever we look in the media, all that we see these days is news about the latest covid variant.

Deseret online publication notes that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world. People have an idea of what Omicron symptoms look like for infected people.

“The ZOE COVID Study, which has analyzed thousands of COVID-19 cases and reported on symptoms of those cases, has revealed the top symptoms for people who were infected with the coronavirus at the time when the omicron variant likely started to spread,” according to CNBC.

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The symptoms really seem to be similar to other coronavirus variants. Check out the top five symptoms. 

Runny nose.
Headache.
Fatigue (either mild or severe).
Sneezing.
Sore throat.

Looking at all this data, it’s pretty unbelievable to let the fact that lots of countries are imposing lockdowns due to this covid variant sink in.

Delta vs. Omicron

Now, CNN addresses the severity of covid Omicron vs the one of the Delta variant. Check out the latest reports below.

The article posted by CNN notes that the Omicron is associated with a two-thirds reduction in the risk of Covid-19 hospitalization compared with Delta, suggests one study.

This was released online Wednesday as a working paper by researchers at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. That research was based out of Scotland.

CNN continued and noted the following:

“The other paper, posted Tuesday to the online server medrxiv.org, suggests that people with Omicron infections have had 80% lower odds of being admitted to the hospital compared with Delta infections. But once a patient was hospitalized, there was no difference in the risk of severe disease, according to that research, based out of South Africa.”

So, as you can see both new studies are suggesting that the Omicron covid variant is milder than the Delta one. 


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Rada Mateescu

Passionate about subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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