Omicron cases have reduced hospitalisation risk, early studies sayOmicron cases have reduced hospitalisation risk, early studies say

Omicron cases have reduced hospitalisation risk, early studies say

Omicron cases have an approximately 15 to 20% reduced risk of hospitalisation compared to the previous Delta variant, researchers from Imperial College London said on Wednesday.Omicron cases have an approximately 15 to 20% reduced risk of hospitalisation compared to the previous Delta variant, researchers from Imperial College London said on Wednesday.
Omicron cases have an approximately 15 to 20% reduced risk of hospitalisation compared to the previous Delta variant, researchers from Imperial College London said on Wednesday.
There was also a reduced risk of a longer hospitalisation stay, with Omicron cases 40-45% less likely to be hospitalised for one night or more.
The report looked at all PCR-confirmed Omicron cases in England in the first two weeks of December.
The estimates suggest that reinfection cases have a 50-60% reduced risk of a hospitalisation, the statement from Imperial College London said.
Yet the rapid spread of Omicron means that large numbers of infections could still lead to a high number of hospitalisations.
The researchers said that booster doses offered substantial additional protection against symptomatic Omicron as well.