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The increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Armenia in recent days is due to the Omicron variant. Romella Abovyan, head of the Epidemiology Department of Nosocomial Infections at the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the Ministry of Health, told this to Armenian News-NEWS.am.

"The infectivity of the Omicron variant is higher than the Delta one. No statistics are conducted on what percentage of those infected are infected with the Omicron variant; only the alternative specimens are being examined to determine which variants are circulating. As a result of the research, it was found out that the Omicron variant is primarily being circulated in Armenia [now]," Abovyan said.

"In the last 14 days, the [coronavirus] cases have increased by more than 400% compared to the previous two weeks. We have not had such an indicator [before], "she added, in particular.

According to the Armenian official, the Covid-related death rates will be clear in two weeks.

"We had a decrease in the number of cases. Two weeks later, it was observed that the cases of death have also reduced. Now the cases of catching the coronavirus have increased. The statistics on the cases of death will be clear in two weeks. If there are no cases of death in two weeks, we can record that the Omicron variant is mild [in Armenia]," said Romella Abovyan.

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