Ah I see, so the severity of the disease has not changed due to the new variation but more people infected. This is unique for a variation in a virus as the usual path is greater transmission but reduced severity.
We are able to save some people after many weeks in hospital. If hospitalizations increase due to spread, they will also die.
Also, we will see collapse of services if a lot more people are sick even if they recover at home.
That may be deadly.