Victorian CHO suggest the state’s Omicron peak may have passed | 7NEWS

7NEWS Australia published this video item, entitled “Victorian CHO suggest the state’s Omicron peak may have passed | 7NEWS” – below is their description.

Victoria might finally have reached the peak of a surging Omicron outbreak according to the Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton. But demand for RATs is at an all-time high and our hospital system is set to face extreme pressure for weeks to come.

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In This Story: Omicron

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 (also known as B.1.1.529) has been declared a Variant of Concern.

The Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolution (TAG-VE) is an independent group of experts that periodically monitors and evaluates the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 and assesses if specific mutations and combinations of mutations alter the behaviour of the virus. The TAG-VE was convened on 26 November 2021 to assess the SARS-CoV-2 variant: B.1.1.529 – which is known as Omicron – the group declared the variant a Variant of Concern.

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