Omicron outbreak had lower mortality rates compared to previous strains of COVID-19, finds study

During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, a constant public fear was the rise of a new variant of the disease. Among the SARS-CoV-2 viral mutations, some were alarming, such as omicron, delta, and gamma. The strains with greater virulence and ability to invade the immune system are defined as variants of concern, as they also have the potential to overwhelm the health system, increasing the number of admissions to intensive care units.

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