Concern continues regarding the increase in cases of the variant omicron in Europe. Health authorities continue to detect cases of the new variant.
On Denmark today Monday 6th of December have confirmed that the number of cases of the omicron variant rises to 261. They are in total 78 more cases that the communicated yesterday Sunday, December 5.
Of the 261 cases, 73 of them have been detected by genome sequencing. The rest have been identified thanks to the tests PCR. From the State Serum Institute (SSI) they emphasize that the test PCR it is safe when it comes to detecting a case of the omicron variant.
A “worrying” increase in cases
The director of SSI, Henrik Ullum has rated as “worrying” the increase in the number of cases of the omicron variant. “There are chains of contagion and cases between people who have not traveled or have any relationship with anyone who has traveled,” said the director.
Denmark is one of the European countries that is putting the most efforts in detection of coronavirus cases, is one of the countries in Europe that performs the most PCR and antigen tests.
This new variant continues to put the scientific community in check, being qualified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a variant of “risk“.
The sequels presented by the omicron variant are for the moment milder than other mutations and has not been reported none death related to the new variant. The greatest characteristic of omicron is the transmission speed. From the who They have already reported that it will take a few weeks to draw conclusions from the data obtained to determine the degree of impact of the omicron variant.