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Omikron variant is now spreading at lightning speed

Bilthoven

That the omikron variant of the coronavirus is much more contagious than its predecessor, the Delta variant, has been shown since last Wednesday from the significantly higher infection figures from RIVM.

Friday almost 35,000 and Saturday more than 28,000 infections

The number of daily infections has skyrocketed in the past four days. For example, 24,590 new infections were reported last Wednesday. That was almost 6,000 more than Tuesday. On Thursday, 25,700 infections were reported and almost 35,000 on Friday. More than 28,000 new infections were reported to RIVM on Saturday

Sudden increase in corona infections since Wednesday is going fast

The sudden large increase seems to be related to the fact that the new omikron variant is much more contagious. For the time being, there are no indications that the omikron variant is just as harmful as its ‘predecessor’, the Delta variant. However, it is taken into account that the currently decreasing number of hospital admissions in the short term due to the omikron variant will increase considerably again.

Omikron variant is now spreading at lightning speed
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