Maps and Data Updated Every 10 Minutes: Tracking the Omicron Variant
To power our Coronavirus Tracker, we have been monitoring multiple reputable data sources such as Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and Worldometer.
Generally, we’ve seen that Worldometer updates more quickly than JHU and use their data for the current day. After some cleansing, we use JHU as our historical book of record.
The highly transmissible new variant has now been detected in at least 19 countries, raising concerns about the spread of COVID.
The Omicron coronavirus variant has been detected in at least 19 countries since November 24.
On Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the global risk from the spread of Omicron was “very high” and urged 194 member nations to speed the delivery of vaccinations to high-risk groups.
No Omicron-linked deaths have yet been reported, though further research is needed to assess its potential to escape protection against immunity induced by vaccines and previous infections, the WHO added.
The maps and data below highlights the countries that have reported Omicron and COVID cases.
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