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Preliminary findings from studies in South Africa indicate omicron has a much higher rate of asymptomatic ‘carriage’ than other variants of concern

SEATTLE/CAPETOWN, January 7, 2021 – In evaluating the asymptomatic carriage rate of SARS-CoV-2 in persons with no signs or symptoms of COVID-19 on the day of sampling in the Sisonke study, the asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 carriage rate was 16%, using polymerase chain reaction testing from mid-November to Dec. 7, 2021. Our study, Ubuntu, showed 31% asymptomatic […]