Over half of new cases of coronavirus in Moscow are caused by the omicron variant of the coronavirus, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on the air of the Rossiya 1 TV channel.
“The situation is becoming more complicated every day due to the fact that Omicron begins to dominate the proportion of cases. Recent studies have given 41%, but today we can say with confidence that more than half of the sick are sick with “omicron,” the mayor of the capital said (quoted by RIA Novosti).
The dynamics of the spread of this strain is increasing, Sobyanin noted.
Earlier, Sobyanin said that the daily increase in coronavirus cases in Moscow on Saturday could reach 7,000 cases against the backdrop of the spread of the Omicron strain. Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova warned on January 12 that Moscow would be the first to take the “hit” from a new wave of infections.
Yesterday, the daily increase in infected people in the city amounted to 5490 cases, and today it is 5712. This is the maximum since November 11 last year. Died in the capital 69 people with COVID-19. The number of cases for the entire pandemic reached 2,075,669 patients, 37,739 of them died.