How many people at a time can infect just one patient with the omicron strain of COVID-19

(ORDO NEWS) — The Omicron strain of COVID-19 is highly contagious.

But how infectious is it? How many people at a time can a person infected with this mutation transmit the infection?

If you believe the words of the allergist-immunologist Vladimir Bolibok, then such a patient can infect about 100 people at a time.

This makes the omicron strain more contagious than diseases such as measles, which was previously considered the leader in this matter among diseases.

The specialist noted that even a simple conversation or breathing next to the patient is enough to transmit a new type of coronavirus infection.

The figure of 100 infected from one can be achieved if the carrier coughs or sneezes.

Bolibok also drew attention to the reduction of the incubation period. So, the first symptoms are observed already 3-4 days from the moment the virus enters the human body.

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