Omicron Variant Is Less Likely to Cause Long COVID

According to a recent study, completed by researchers from King's College London, the Omicron variant is less likely to cause long COVID compared to the Delta variant.Omicron Variant Is Less Likely to Cause Long COVID

The researchers identified 56,003 adult cases in the United Kingdom first testing positive between December 20, 2021, and March 20, 2022, when Omicron was the dominant strain. Then, the team compared these cases to 41,361 cases first testing positive between June 1, 2021, and November 27, 2021, when the Delta variant was dominant.

Having analyzed the collected data, the researchers concluded that 4.4% of Omicron cases were long COVID, compared to 10.8% of Delta cases.

Lead researchers, Dr. Claire Steves from King's College London, comments on the results of the study: “The Omicron variant appears substantially less likely to cause Long-COVID than previous variants, but still 1 in 23 people who catch COVID-19 go on to have symptoms for more than four weeks. Given the numbers of people affected, it's important that we continue to support them at work, at home, and within the NHS.”

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