Health announces spread Omicron in Iraq

  • 19-01-2022, 00:02
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       Ministry of Health confirmed that most of those hospitalized are unvaccinated. 

    The ministry said in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "the consultative committees and epidemiologists in the ministry continue to follow up on the epidemiological situation in Iraq, which is witnessing rising rapidly  in the number of infections, with a high rate of positive infections several times within days as a result of the spread of the new mutant Omicron, which was accompanied by an increase in the number of hospital admissions and an upward trend as well, knowing that most of those currently hospitalized are unvaccinated, and this proves the repeated warnings of the Ministry of the ability of the mutant to spread quickly among unvaccinated people and cause multiple symptoms and may reach severe cases that require hospitalization, which raises concern From the continued rise in the number of infected people and the great risks it poses to the health of the entire community and the ability of the health system to deal with the pandemic."