Denmark’s Daily Omicron Cases Exceed 1,000 for the First Time
(Bloomberg) -- Denmark confirmed more than 1,000 omicron cases for the first time as the variant is set to become the dominant type of the virus in the Nordic country.
Health authorities had as of Tuesday registered a total of 4,535 infections caused by the variant, up from 3,437 a day earlier, according to a statement. Denmark has Europe’s most rigorous screening program, with a high level of testing, and variant-screening of all positive PCR tests.
Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen earlier on Tuesday said the variant is spreading “at a fierce pace,” calling it “a serious situation.” By the middle of last week, more than 10% of Covid-19 cases were caused by omicron, according to the latest report from Statens Serum Institut. Health authorities said Monday they expect the variant to become dominant in the coming days and that Denmark, which has a population of 5.8 million, is heading for 10,000 daily infections.
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