August 19, 2022

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New records for Covid-19 cases in Denmark, where Omicron accounts for 80% of infections

Denmark and Iceland on Monday announced new daily records of Govt-19 cases, indicating that the wave of pollution linked to the new variant Omigran has not yet reached its peak in the two Nordic countries. Norway for its part has announced that a new variant of the corona virus is now in the majority in the capital Oslo.

In Denmark, the number of cases reported in 24 hours a New high of 16,164 positive tests, According to official data from health officials, has crossed the 15,000 mark for the first time since the outbreak.

The positive rate of testing is high 12%, The Nordic country with a population of 5.8 million decided to close its cultural life again in mid-December and reduce the opening hours of bars and restaurants, making it unprecedented.

Omigron dominates

Denmark, one of the most adaptable countries in the world for hierarchical variations, announced before Christmas that the Omigron mutation now dominates the country (its share is estimated at 80%). Hospital admissions continue to increase 608 patients Govt Hospital (including) 70 In intensive care), but far from the record reached last January (964), mainly due to the protective effect of vaccines, according to epidemiologists. The death toll is also slowly rising (+7 in 24 hours).

Of these patients, only 51 were associated with the Omigran variant, of which less than 5 were in intensive care.

In Iceland, like Denmark, in countries with the lowest number of Govt cases in Europe compared to its own population, 672 cases were reported on Monday in the 24 hours that preceded the Omigron wave, a record. During the Autumn 2020 wave, the peak did not exceed one hundred or more daily cases and never crossed the milestone of 200 cases per day until mid-December.

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