Five main symptoms "omicron": everything you need to know about the new coronavirus strain

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Five main symptoms of omicron: everything you need to know about the new strain of coronavirus

Five main symptoms of omicron: everything you need to know about the new strain of coronavirus

An infectious disease specialist told what signs may indicate a new strain of coronavirus “omicron” 01/12/2022, Sputnik Georgia

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TBILISI, 12 Jan – Sputnik. Headache, runny nose, sore throat, sneezing and general weakness are the five main signs of the new omicron coronavirus strain, infectious disease specialist Maya Butsashvili writes on her Facebook page. like vomiting, sweating at night, back pain. At the same time, the new strain damages the lower respiratory tract less, and, accordingly, difficulty breathing is extremely rare. Butsashvili claims that the new strain appears within three days after infection. According to her, hospitalization at the omicron has been reduced by 70%. The risk of infected patients getting into intensive care has also decreased by 50%, the risk of connecting patients to an artificial respiration machine has decreased by four to five times. Meanwhile, three doses of the coronavirus vaccine reduce the risk of hospitalization by up to 80%, Butsashvili notes. in Georgia, 951 laboratory confirmed cases of “omicron” were recorded. The first cases of omicron infection in the country were detected on December 20. The number of vaccinations in Georgia is 2 577 637 people, 10 688 vaccines were made per day. 5 596 new cases of infection were detected in Georgia over the past 24 hours. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 973 thousand cases of infection have been recorded in the country, more than 919 thousand have recovered, 14 311 have died. Subscribe to video news from Georgia on our YouTube channel.

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An infectious disease specialist told what signs may indicate a new strain of coronavirus “omicron”

TBILISI, 12 Jan – Sputnik. Headache, runny nose, sore throat, sneezing and general weakness are the five main signs of the new omicron coronavirus strain, infectious disease specialist Maya Butsashvili writes on her Facebook page.

In addition, the new strain, according to the physician, can cause symptoms such as vomiting, night sweats, and lower back pain.

Also, according to the infectious disease specialist, a cough can be expressed, but in a milder form than in the case of previous strains of coronavirus. As for the temperature, it is less common with the “omicron”. Loss of smell and taste is also rare, Butsashvili notes.

At the same time, the new strain damages the lower respiratory tract less, and, accordingly, difficulty breathing is extremely rare.

Butsashvili claims that the new strain appears within three days after infection. According to her, hospitalization at the omicron has been reduced by 70%. The risk of infected patients entering the intensive care unit has also decreased by 50%, the risk of connecting patients to an artificial respiration apparatus has decreased by four to five times.

Meanwhile, three doses of the coronavirus vaccine cut the risk of hospitalization by up to 80%, Butsashvili said.

As of January 12, 951 laboratory-confirmed cases of omicron were recorded in Georgia. The first cases of omicron infection in the country were detected on December 20.

The number of vaccinations in Georgia is 2 577 637 people, 10 688 vaccines were made per day.

In Georgia, 5 596 new cases of infection have been detected in the last 24 hours. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 973 thousand cases of infection have been recorded in the country, more than 919 thousand have recovered, 14 311 have died.

Subscribe to video news from Georgia on our YouTube channel.

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