All Known Cases Of Omicron Have Been Asymptomatic Or Mild, European CDC Says

There have been no known deaths or even serious cases of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant in Europe, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said Wednesday.

Of the 337 confirmed cases of the Omicron strain reported within the European Union (EU) thus far, there have been no known deaths, and every case for which severity is known has been asymptomatic or mild. A majority of the confirmed cases have a link to travel from Africa, the agency said in a release.

Scientists are still working to determine just how dangerous Omicron is. Most agree that it is more contagious than prior variants that have emerged, but more evidence is coming in to suggest that it isn’t as deadly. Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that Omicron is “almost certainly” less severe than the Delta variant.

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