Omicron has already caused more than ten thousand infections in Germany

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.


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.

Source: MTI

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