than delta variant, UK government study finds
- People with omicron are up to 70% less likely to require admission to hospital than those with the delta variant, according to a U.K. government study.
- Of those admitted to hospital with omicron, 17 people had received their boosters, 74 were double vaccinated, and 27 were unvaccinated.
- The analysis is “preliminary and highly uncertain” due to the small numbers of omicron cases currently in hospital, among other factors, Britain’s Health Security Agency said.LONDON — People are far less likely to be admitted to hospital with the omicron Covid variant than the previous delta strain, according to a U.K. government study published Thursday.
The U.K. Health Security Agency said individuals with omicron are estimated to be between 31% and 45% less likely to attend emergency departments compared to those with delta, and 50-70% less likely to require admission to hospital