Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller said the Omicron variant of the coronavirus caused 98 percent of all infections last week.
The CMO called on Hungarians to take the third jab to bolster protection, which she said waned four months after the second jab. Speaking with news channel M1, she said that the “stealth” subvariant of omicron is more difficult to detect and more infectious than other subvariants, but its clinical symptoms are similar. Meanwhile, trace amounts of the coronavirus in waste water, an indicator of trends of the epidemic in the coming weeks, stagnated last week, Müller said. The method was developed by Hungary’s National Public Health Centre (NNK), and the WHO is recommending it for use in other countries, Müller said.
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