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Omicron on track to infect more than half of Europeans in next two months, WHO says



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More than half of the European population is expected to be infected with the Omicron coronavirus variant within the next six to eight weeks, the World Health Organization’s top Europe official said on Tuesday.

Europe saw more than 7 million newly reported Covid-19 cases in the first week of 2022, more than doubling over a two-week period, the WHO‘s Europe director Hans Kluge told a news briefing.

“At this rate, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation forecasts that more than 50 percent of the population in the region will be infected with Omicron in the next six to eight weeks,” Kluge said.

(FRANCE 24 with REUTERS)



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