Omicron subtypes may be more contagious: Health Directorate
The Directorate of Health has warned that the highly contagious type of coronavirus, Omicron, could be more contagious. Therefore, everyone has been urged to follow the hygiene rules.
On Wednesday (February 2) at noon in a virtual bulletin about the Corona situation, the spokesman of the directorate Prof. Dr. Nazmul Islam has given this information.
He said a sub-variant of the new variant of Omicron, which came from South Africa, has also been identified in 57 countries around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO)has already quoted various studies as saying that this sub-variant may be more contagious than before. Being more contagious also increases the chances of harm. So we have no chance of complacency. In order to prevent the number of patients from increasing in any way, we have to behave responsibly including following the hygiene rules.
He added that judging by the number, the number of patients has increased and if the number of patients continues to increase, it will put pressure on the entire health system.
Dr. Nazmul said efforts have been made for a long time to find out the relationship between those who died of corona and those who were vaccinated and those who did not. Of the total deaths we have seen from January 1 to 31, about 73 percent of people have not been vaccinated and have died. The rest have been vaccinated. 18 people got the first dose vaccine and 61 people got the second dose vaccine.
According to the World Health Organization, some studies suggest that subtype BA2 may be more contagious than the original type of Omicron. About 10 weeks ago, the first Omicron type was identified in Africa. Omicron spread around the world very quickly after identification. It has become the dominant type.