Omicron to drive out all other Covid-19 variants - health ministry

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Within days, the highly infectious but apparently less vicious Omicron variant of the coronavirus will constitute 100 percent of all new Covid-19 infections in Poland, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health has said.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Wojciech Andrusiewicz said Omicron constituted "91.5 percent of all cases (Covid-19 – PAP) in the past month."

"I would like to stress that, within a few days, it will constitute 100 percent of all cases recorded in Poland," the health ministry spokesman said.

The Omicron variant was first detected in South Africa in November last year and has quickly managed to take over domination from the previous Delta variant.

Poland reported its first Omicron case in December, 2021.