Omicron mutation: More than 1,000 cases in 24 hours in Denmark


Denmark today surpassed, for the first time, the 1,000 cases of the Omicron mutation within a day and the authorities estimate that this strain will prevail in Copenhagen within the week.

The country, which is at the forefront in terms of the number of tests and the sequencing of the genome to identify variants, recorded a total of 4,535 Omicron cases, of which 1,098 in the last 24 hours, according to the report of the Infectious Disease Control Service (SSI).

The spread of the new variant is spectacular, just two weeks after the first case was detected in Denmark, on November 28. The number of cases doubles every two to three days, according to official figures. Most (approximately 2,700) were located in and around Copenhagen.

SSI warned on Monday that the new Omicron mutation will replace the Delta and will become the dominant in the country.

Source: ΑΠΕ – ΜΠΕ

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