Omicron: South Africa has crossed the peak of the wave, good news for us?

DECRYPTION – Only five weeks after the identification of this highly contagious variant, South Africa announces that it has passed the peak, without the number of deaths having exploded.

While in several European countries, the number of cases of Covid-19 explodes all records and that the hospitals – bloodless after 22 months of pandemic – are once again on a war footing, a ray of hope is coming straight to us from South Africa. On Thursday, New Year’s Eve, the country announced that it had passed the peak of the Omicron wave that began at the end of November, with only an increase “ marginal »Deaths. “ According to our experts, Omicron reached its peak without translating into a significant or alarming change in the number of hospitalizations South African Minister Mondli Gungubele said at a press conference on Friday, while assuring that the government would remain vigilant.

After facing an even more meteoric wave than the previous ones, the country saw the number of its new infections drop by nearly 30% in Christmas week compared to the previous week. Hospital admissions have also declined …

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