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Omikron variant is now spreading rapidly: almost 35,000 infections on Friday

Almost 35,000 corona infections on Friday

In recent days, the number of daily infections has already skyrocketed. 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 so almost 35,000 on Friday.

Sudden increase 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 will increase considerably in the coming period.

LCPS figures indicate that the end of hospital occupancy for corona patients is near

The figures published by the National Coordination Center for Patient Distribution (LCPS) on Friday indicate that the decline in hospital occupancy by corona patients has come to an end. On Friday, the LCPS reported that the total number of admitted COVID patients currently stands at 1,526. That is 25 less than yesterday. Of these, 419 are in the IC: 409 in the Netherlands and 10 in Germany. That is 10 fewer COVID patients in the ICU than yesterday. Of the COVID patients, 1,107 are in the clinic in the Netherlands, 15 less than yesterday.

Omikron variant is now spreading rapidly: almost 35,000 infections on Friday
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