| 28 May 2024, Tuesday |

Science suggests omicron has displaced delta COVID-19 variant: South African expert

According to South African disease specialist Michelle Groome, there are signs that the omicron COVID-19 form has rapidly supplanted the delta version.

According to Groome, South Africa is observing a minor rise in COVID-19 mortality in an ongoing fourth infection wave, although from a low base.

“We’re also seeing a modest uptick in fatalities countrywide,” Groome said at a press conference. “However, this number is still far lower than the baseline period we were observing between the second and third waves.”

  • Reuters