Coronavirus Omicron LIVE Updates | Deadly Delta wave stole 2,40,000 lives in India between April-June, says UN Coronavirus Omicron LIVE Updates | The flagship United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2022 report also said that with the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19 unleashing new waves of infections, the human and economic toll of the pandemic are projected to increase again.