A scientist at the Africa Health Research Institute in Durban, South Africa. Photo: AP
A scientist at the Africa Health Research Institute in Durban, South Africa. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: Omicron less severe even for unvaccinated, South Africa study finds

  • It shows 8 per cent were hospitalised or died within 14 days of being diagnosed with Covid-19 in the Omicron-driven wave compared with 16.5 per cent over the three earlier waves
  • South Africa, the first country to have a major outbreak caused by the strain, has so far shown lower hospitalisation and death rates

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A scientist at the Africa Health Research Institute in Durban, South Africa. Photo: AP
A scientist at the Africa Health Research Institute in Durban, South Africa. Photo: AP
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