Denmark: For the first time, more than 1,000 Omicron cases were recorded in 24 hours

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

The country, which is at the forefront of testing numbers and genome sequencing to detect variants, recorded a total of 4,535 Omicron cases, of which 1,098 in the last 24 hours, according to 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 28 November. 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 variant would replace Delta and become the dominant one in the country.

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