Last Updated on December 29, 2021 by ntcltd
When after the second wave in India, we all were thinking that the chapter of COVID is stopped for once and all but on 24 November 2021 a new covid variant was discovered. The name of this new Covid variant is Omicron and the very first case of Omicron was discovered in South Africa. Knowing about Omicron Symptoms is very important, read this article till the end to know more.
New Covid Variant: Omicron
After looking at the new variant, WHO (World Health Organization) named it Omicron. However, at the time of writing this article, there is a significant increase in the number of Omicron cases in India and other parts of the world as well. Right now South Africa is the leading and at this moment South Africa has a total of 182 Omicron cases.
So far 24 countries have discovered Omicron cases and everyone is panicking now because 2022 is almost there and no one wants to enter into the new year with this new COVID variant Omicron. I know many of you already have plans for New Year but you should also take some precautions otherwise you will end up being infected by the Omicron variant.
This article will cover everything related to Omicron, I have shared Omicron COVID Variant Symptoms, Cause, Precaution & Treatment.
On 7 December 2021, the first case of the Omicron COVID variant was recorded in Mumbai, India. The number is increasing every day in India and that’s why people are panicking so much.
It is very important to know about the symptoms of the Omicron variant, Omicron is very dangerous and much more powerful than the previous COVID variant. So knowing about Omicron Sympotoms is very much needed so that you can identify whether or not you are infected.
Just like the previous variant, Omicron Symptoms are also classified into Most common symptoms, Less common symptoms, and most serious Symptoms.
|Most common symptoms||Less common symptoms||Most serious Symptoms|
|Fever||Sore throat||Difficulty in breathing|
|Cough||Headache/fever / Joint paint||Very high fever (102 Degree or above)|
|Headache/ Tiredness||rashes on skins and red eyes||Chest paint|
|Loss of taste or smell||diarrhoea||Loss of taste / smell / speech|
So, above are the Symptoms of Omicron. If you are thinking that you have these symptoms then don’t wait and get yourself checked. This is not something you should handle lightly, so if you have any of the above symptoms then do get your COVID test done.
COVID Variant Omicron: Precautions
If you want yourself safe from the Omicron COVID variant then there are some precautions that you should take. Omicron is way more strong than the previous variant so it is very much important for you to take care of yourself as well as your family. If in your country or state Omicron cases are increasing then don’t take it lightly and start taking precautions from now.
- Always cover your face with two good-quality masks (Make sure to cover your complete nose).
- Avoid going to parties, gyms, clubs, malls, or any other place where there is a large crowd.
- Try to avoid taking public transports, use your own mode of transport as much as possible.
- Always carry a pocket-size sanitizer in your pocket.
- Sanitize yourself completely whenever you come into your home.
- If you are coming home from a crowded place then consider taking a bath first and then meet your family members.
Treatment of Omicron COVID Variant
If you are infected with the new Omicron COVID variant then, first of all, don’t panic, take all the precautions. After the detection of this new variant WHO has advised everyone to follow the SOPs (Standard Operating Protocols).
In the article published by WHO at @who.int they have written “It is not yet clear whether Omicron is more transmissible (e.g., more easily spread from person to person) compared to other variants.”
Furthermore, they added
“It is not yet clear whether infection with Omicron causes more severe disease compared to infections with other variants, including Delta”
So, that’s it, everyone, for this article, I hope after reading this article, all of your doubts related to the Omicron variant are cleared if you are still in doubt then I recommend going over the WHO website to know more about this new COVID variant.