Omicron Variant Drives Rise in Covid-19 Hospitalizations in South Africa Hot Spot

JOHANNESBURG—The emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in South Africa has driven a sharp raise in Covid-19 hospitalizations in the country’s very hot-spot province about the past two weeks, whilst much less clients are getting handled for significant disease than in previous surges, the country’s Countrywide Institute for Communicable Diseases reported.

There has also been an unusually high number of hospitalizations of youngsters less than two several years old close to the funds, Pretoria, wherever cases started out mounting very first, whilst some of these could be precautionary, the institute reported.