U.S. Study Suggests, Coronavirus Is Less Severe with Omicron than with Delta

Test tube labelled “COVID-19 Omicron variant test positive” is seen in this illustration picture taken January 15, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

The Omicron variant appears to result in less severe COVID-19 than seen during previous periods of high coronavirus transmission including the Delta wave, with shorter hospital stays, less need for intensive care and fewer deaths, according to a new U.S. study.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Leroy Leo and Manojna Maddipatla in Bengalurul; Editing by Caroline Humer and Bill Berkrot