2022-01-09 21:27:27 UTC
This is possibly higher than indicated as delta still impacts about 5% of infectees with omicron now making up 95% of infections. However, it's CLEAR the threat from covid is a fraction of what it once was, despite the increase in infectiousness of the newer omicron strain.
1 million omicron cases should result in about 15,000 deaths, depending on which groups are becoming infected the most. New York, at the height of the first wave was losing this many people in 3 days.