At the end of November, South African scholars They warned the world for the first time Before the emergence of a new, more contagious variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Only a month has passed and most Western European countries have already reported that Omicron, as they called it, dominates in their samples.
The new variant already accounts for the majority of cases in BritainAnd DenmarkAnd Switzerland and the NetherlandsAnd Portugal, United States of America And perhaps also in Spain, Italy and France. They confirmed this by analyzing it. However, this can be well guessed from the graph of new cases in recent days.
The daily number of new cases in the hardest-hit European countries (and Slovakia) since July. Source – Our World in Data
On Tuesday and Wednesday, they reported record increases since the start of the pandemic several countries: Italy, Britain, France, Cyprus, Portugal and Greece.
The French are prepared on Wednesday 208000 new positive cases. Their health minister says that could be as early as January. 250,000 cases per day. mentioned in Britain Wednesday 183 thousand new infected.
In particular, Europe and the United States have contributed to the fact that it is currently in the world every day Most new positive tests since the beginning of the epidemic.
Of course, the records were also affected by the postponement of testing during the holidays that were completed in the following days. However, the main culprit is likely to be omicron.
“Everyone knows someone who has contracted the virus in the past days,” I told El Pais Dr. Clara Prats from Spain, which I only talked about recently discussed, whether herd immunity was not achieved due to high vaccination and infection.
Denmark is the leader in the number of cases
The worst country in the world in terms of the number of cases (statistics, where Slovakia was also ruled recently) is now Denmark. Thus, the country that asserted Omicron’s dominance is among the first in Europe with 78 percent of the people being fully vaccinated.
This also shows that the new variant can bypass antibodies in the infection itself and infect people who have been vaccinated with two doses or someone who has previously overcome the disease without any problems.
Denmark, with a population of 5.8 million, set a record on Wednesday
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