More than 10,000 people have been able to enter the body, and at least four cases of a new type of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) called omicron in Germany have caused a fatal illness, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute for Public Health (RKI) on Tuesday.
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The virus variant, first identified in South Africa in November, was detected in 10,443 samples in Germany to date.
That’s 45 percent, 3,218 cases more than a day earlier.
Of those infected, 124 were hospitalized. Four died of the disease caused by the virus (Covid-19), according to the RKI report, which indicated that data provision was incomplete due to the holidays, so local – district, city – health authorities expect a number of cases to be reported retrospectively.
It was added that the detection together includes suspected cases confirmed by a gene sequence test and based on a so-called variant-specific PCR test.
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