Omicron is presented as acute flu

The head of the health intelligence unit of the Social Security Fund (CSS), Gladys Guerrero explained that the omicron variant of Covid-19 behaves as if it were an acute flu respiratory condition.

Guerrero said that it includes fever, headache, nasal congestion, sore throat, so if you have those symptoms and have been in contact with someone who has covid-19 or had risk situations or crowds without biosecurity measures, it should be done swab

In addition, he explained that the capacity in the CSS is 50% in ICU rooms, but the occupancy of beds in rooms and special respiratory care units has been increasing.

In the Covid hospital of the Hospital City there are 94 patients and every day there are more admissions, between 15 and 20.

Meanwhile, Dr. Gustavo Santamaría, director of Health Services Benefits, warned that this fourth wave is not just another cold, this is still the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ómicron is a variant.

“What can be a cold for a person who has two doses and their booster, cannot be the same for a person who does not have their complete vaccination schedule, this is playing Russian roulette, do not expose your life and that of other people” said Santamaría.

92 to 93% of patients who are in intensive care units and special respiratory care units are those who do not have the vaccines or do not have a complete vaccination schedule.

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