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Over 500 million cases were reported in April due to the hidden alternative to Ómicron - Escambray

Over 500 million cases were reported in April due to the hidden alternative to Ómicron – Escambray

The pathogen is called a “stealth variant” because it is more difficult to track than others

South Korea has more than 182,000 infections so far, with a rate of one in four globally. (Photo: AristeguiNoticias)

The highly contagious BA.2 sub-agent from Ómicron caused the world to exceed 500 million cases of covid infection in April.

According to Reuters, the pathogen is called a “stealth variant” because it is more difficult to trace than others, and among the countries that top the daily rate of new cases, South Korea records more than 182,000 infections per day, one in four worldwide . the world.

They also noted that despite the recent rise in cases in Europe and Asia, the United States remains the country with the largest number of COVID-19 infections since the beginning of the epidemic, with 80.41 million infections, followed by India with 43.04 million, and Brazil with 30.14 Million.

And on vaccines and their effectiveness, Reuters highlighted the scientific opinion that they are necessary to prevent the ravages of the virus. About 64.8 percent of the world’s population received at least one dose of some immunosuppressant, although only 14.8 percent of residents of low-income countries did, figures from Our World in Data show.

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