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WHO Warns Of Possible Spike In COVID-19 Deaths

WHO Warns Of Possible Spike In COVID-19 Deaths

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned of a possible sharp rise in COVID-19 deaths in most regions in the world driven by the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus.

Speaking at a briefing on Wednesday, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus revealed that infections from the Omicron variant detected in the past 10 weeks were more than the number of COVID-19 cases recorded in the whole of 2020. He said:

Since Omicron was first identified just 10 weeks ago, almost 90 million cases have been reported to WHO, more than cases that were reported in the whole of 2020.

We are now starting to see a very worrying increase in deaths in most regions of the world.

We are concerned that a narrative has taken hold in some countries that because of vaccines, and because of Omicron’s high transmissibility and lower severity, preventing transmission is no longer possible and no longer necessary.

… More transmissions mean more deaths. We are not calling for any country to return to the so-called lockdown, but we are calling on all countries to protect their people using every tool in the toolkit, not vaccines alone.

It’s premature for any country either to surrender or to declare victory.

Medical and Dental Private Practitioners of Zimbabwe Association (MDPPZ) president Johannes Marisa warned that another wave of coronavirus infections could be brewing. Said, Marisa:

I am afraid we might get another wave anytime soon because what is happening right now in America shows the emergence of another wave, with several thousand people succumbing to this virus.

As of 02 February 2022, Zimbabwe had recorded 230 012 Cases 219 997 recoveries and 5 352 deaths.

More: NewsDay


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8 Comments

Tkt 3 months ago

Amwe masasi aya, fanika solwayo ngwenya handidi kana kumunzwa from the day he said COVID-19 is "yet to kill ppl, viruses of this kind have a tendency of killing millions globaly" when infact the virus has already killed more than 60million worlwide, shit yemunhu uya how many more does he know must die before COVID dies out ???


GodIsLove 3 months ago

Unomboda kufunga kugona kwako but wazogara inyasha dzake nguva dzose⭐


Nkust 3 months ago

Ko iya covid yekutanga yairova ma bhuru eku zanupf yakaendepi iya yai fire


Fulgore 3 months ago

😂😂😂

🤠 3 months ago

God's grace is sufficient. The just shall live by faith


MuGrade 2 3 months ago

In May 2020 ,Dr Solwayo predicted a death toll above 500 000 in mid June of the same year..he never stopped predictions..up to now there less than 6000ppl who have succumbed..God will always expose you scientists that you are nothing buh a pencils in the hands of e Creator...


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Boss Veda 3 months ago

Mwari vanochengeta zvawo. VeHealth vemuno in October anticipated high death rates in Dec & Jan but God protected us from the hand of the Devil.

God wl continue to protect us.


Mhofu 3 months ago

Amen


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