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Although the new omicron variant appears to be

highly contagious

, a

World Health Organization

(WHO) spokesman Christian Lindmeier said on Friday that he had not received "any reports of

omicron-

related deaths

."

As more countries test for the new variant of the

coronavirus

, "we will have more cases, more information and - although I hope not - possibly deaths," he said.

In total,

omicron

has been detected in 38 countries and the variant is now widespread in the six WHO regions, said the WHO technical manager for

Covid-19

, Maria Van Kerkhove.

Incidence 470 accumulated by CCAA.

Covid report

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07.26.

Madrid faces the bridge without restrictions, with increasing incidence and care control and doubts by omicron

The

Community of Madrid

faces this holiday bridge in December on the occasion of the

Constitution and the Immaculate Conception

without special restrictions, with the cumulative incidence on a slight but persistent increase in recent weeks and care control, and the uncertainty about the omicron variant of

Covid- 19

.

Both days are a national holiday and many lucky ones will be able to enjoy up to five holidays -from Saturday to Wednesday, both included- without mobility restrictions after the end of last year in one of the bridges with the highest tourist reception in Spain for the capital. on the dates leading up to Christmas.

Since last October 2, the mobility restrictions were lifted in the region, which eliminated the maximum capacity in social and economic activity and the reestablishment of schedules, only the mandatory use of a mask for people over 6 has been applied in general. years and the rest of preventive health measures regarding compliance with the safety distance, hand hygiene and ventilation of spaces.

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07.15.

The WHO considers it "probable" that omicron will spread around the world

The WHO has already considered it "likely" that the

omicron variant

will spread throughout the world, especially since a South African study found that the risk of contracting

Covid-19 again

is three times higher with omicron than with beta and delta variants .

In South Africa, the new variant is already prevalent and health authorities have reported an increase in infections in children, although it is not yet known whether it is related to omicron.

In total,

omicron

has been detected in 38 countries and the variant is now widespread in the six WHO regions, said the WHO technical manager for

Covid-19

, Maria Van Kerkhove, during the same press conference.

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