Les autorités sanitaires danoises ont déclaré dimanche que le pays avait connu une augmentation inquiétante à 183 cas confirmés de la variante Omicron de Covid-19. </p><div> <p>Le nombre représentait un triplement des cas confirmés en 48 heures, contre 18 cas confirmés et 42 cas suspects vendredi, selon les données de l'institut de santé publique SSI.
The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) had previously only identified 182 cases across the European Union, plus Norway and Iceland.
Denmark is one of the most advanced countries in Europe in the sequencing of coronavirus variants.
It often detects more cases faster than its neighbors, which doesn’t necessarily indicate higher infection rates.
The ISS chief said the increase in Omicron cases was nonetheless “worrying”, adding that “there are now chains of infection where the variant is found in people who have not traveled to it. foreigners or who have not been in contact with travelers ”.
Also on Sunday, the ECDC said Omicron had been reported in 17 of the countries it serves.
“The majority of confirmed cases have a history of travel to African countries, with some having taken connecting flights to other places between Africa and Europe,” ECDC said on its website before. Danish ad.
Nevertheless, “several EU / EEA countries (Belgium, Germany, Spain) have detected cases with no epidemiological link with areas where community transmission of the Omicron variant is documented or suspected”, he added.
“This indicates that undetected community transmission could be underway in these countries. “