Netesov said this in an interview with “Lenta”. So, according to the specialist, one infected with the omicron strain is capable of infecting more than six people, while the delta strain is less infectious.
“By the omicron, the reproductive number has not yet been precisely determined. One thing is clear – it is more than six (one patient can infect more than six people – approx. “Lenta.ru”), more than the delta variant ”, – the virologist shared the information.
And it is obvious that the speed of propagation of this variant will not lag behind the delta.
At the moment, scientists have collected insufficient data in order to accurately predict the dynamics of the distribution of the omicron.