17 August 2022,   17:14
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If Omicron dominates, the number of officially detected cases could exceed 10 000 - Bidzina Kulumbegov

The new strain – Omicron - has unprecedented potential for spread, which has a severe impact on the health system. Such a statement made today allergist-immunologist Bidzina Kulumbegov.

“Any option, especially one that is prone to dominance, outperforms the previous option in terms of spread speed, and it will definitely become dominant.

This variant has unprecedentedly high chances of spread, and practically no one can escape infection.

If we have 3 000 to 500 cases today, it will be an exponential increase if Omicron dominates. The number of officially detected cases could exceed 10 000, which would be a complete disaster for our healthcare system”, - said Bidzina Kulumbegov.

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