12/8/2021, 4:58 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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All Omicron cases either asymptomatic or mild - EU

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) noted on Wednesday that all Omicron coronavirus variant infections "for which there is available information on severity were either asymptomatic or mild," adding that there were no deaths reported among individuals infected by the strain.

A total of 21 countries from the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) have reported at least one case so far, the agency specified. Denmark documented the most Omicron infections - 83.

Even though "the majority of confirmed cases have an epidemiological link to cases with a history of travel to African countries... several EU/EEA countries with high rates of sequencing have detected the Omicron VOC [variant of concern] in samples from cases without history of travel to African countries, indicating active secondary community transmission," the ECDC warned.

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