Scotland reveals how many Omicron patients needed intensive care — Analysis

Official statistics show that only one individual with Omicron Covid strain needed ICU treatment.

Data released by the government show that only one patient has received intensive care for the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

While one in 40 people in the British nation had Covid last week, according to government estimates, with around 80% of cases thought to be Omicron, fewer than 100 people were in hospital with the new strain.

A sign of hope that this new and more dangerous strain isn’t as harmful as others, one person was placed in intensive care by Omicron in Scottish hospitals.

Nearly 1,000,000 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Scotland since the outbreak. As of yesterday, 1,031 individuals were receiving treatment in hospital for the virus. 

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“It looks like the odds of needing ventilation and intensive care are lower than they were and that’s no doubt largely due to vaccines and boosters,”Linda Bauld was a Scottish government adviser. But she cautioned that “it’s still likely”That some people “will need hospital care.”

According to data released by the Scottish Government, people who are not vaccinated are 12.5% more likely than others to need hospital care. The UK Health Security Agency has confirmed that a booster vaccine prevents people suffering from Covid from being admitted to hospital.

“It is encouraging, however, it is still important to take care that we do not allow the much higher transmissibility of Omicron to outweigh the benefits of its potential lower severity,”In a response to the data, the Scottish government issued a statement.

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