Gabon: the Omicron variant represents from 20 to 25% of the positive controlled people at COVID-19
© Steeve Jordan / AFP a woman expects to be tested for the coronavirus at the Nketbo Medical Center in Libreville, in Gabon (image of 'drawing). In Gabon, the government confirms the presence of the Omicron variant on its territory: 20 to 25% of positive controlled people are struck by the Omicron Variant, has announced the Minister of Health in a press conference. Opportunity for the minister to clarify the Government's new policy in the fight against CVIV-19.
© Mara Sosti / AFP A man is tested for COVID-19 in Mar del Plata, in Argentina, January 11, 2022.
South America and the Caribbean undergo an unprecedented rise of the Omicron variant. The region has doubled its record of new daily COVID-19 cases.
An average of 304,000 daily cases of Covid-19 was detected between 7 and 13 January 2022 in South America, nearly twice as the record established before the current wave. Between May 28 and June 3, 2021, the region had 155,000 daily cases.
Contaminations increased by 126% over the last 7 days compared to the previous week.
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with 45 million inhabitants, the Argentina still recorded 139,853 new cases Friday, January 14 (6,932,972 in total). The country alone represents nearly half of the contaminations of the region.
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The Peru , a country of 33 million inhabitants which has the highest mortality rate in relation to its population, is preparing to cross 2.5 million cases.
Rising contaminations in Brazil
The contaminations are also climbing at Brazil , the most populous country with 212 million inhabitants and second most endangered in the world with more than 620,000 deaths. Thursday, 97,986 cases were identified in just 24 hours, against 5,844 two weeks ago.
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The number of deaths also increases in Latin America and the Caribbean, but at a lower speed: 621 daily deaths have been recorded between the 7th and 13th of January in the region, either A 44% increase compared to the previous week.
This figure is significantly lower than the record recorded on the week from 6 to 12 April 2021, with 5,548 daily deaths.
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© Copyright 2021, Obs appeared a few weeks ago, a sub-variant of Omicron is now scrutinized by the scientists. Its precise characteristics, still unknown, question. According to the Minister of Health Olivier Véran, he does not "change the situation" at this stage. "Obs" takes stock. What is this sub-variant? The Omicron variant knows innumerable mutations during its replication. Most have influence or on its virulence or on its contagiousness.