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    Anurag Srivastava
    Dec 2, 2021, 5:22:14 PM |

    Researchers have identified that the omicron variant of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has 32 mutations. Those mutations are in the coronavirus' spike protein. The virus uses the spike protein to attach itself to our cells and infect us. According to preliminary data, hospitalisation rates are rising in South Africa, but this could be due to an increase in the general number of people becoming infected rather than a specific omicron illness.

    Initially, infections were observed in younger people, who are more likely to have infections. However, determining the severity of the omicron variety will take days to weeks. According to the WHO, no deaths have been documented as a result of the omicron strain as of November 28. 

    The variation was discovered in the second week of November for the first time.

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