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by Tiziana Di Giovannandrea

04 December 2021 The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (Ecdc) has announced that another 58 positive cases of the Omicron variant of Sars-CoV-2 have been detected, compared to yesterday, in the EU and Space Countries European economic (Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein), for a total of 167 cases in 17 states.

On the basis of the latest ECDC update in


the cases detected are still 9; The


, who retains strong links with Angola and Mozambique, the former colonies, is that registers more, 34. The


reports its first case, while other probable cases "" Omicron are under consideration in several countries.

According to the ECDC report, the majority of positives to the variant discovered in South Africa traveled to the Continent, some took connecting flights to other locations between Africa and Europe. Several countries such as Belgium, Germany and Spain have detected cases without an epidemiological link with areas where community transmission of the Omicron variant is documented or suspected. Finland has reported cases with a history of travel within the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA).

All cases for which indications are available on the intensity of symptoms to the Omicron variant are asymptomatic or mild, confirms the ECDC. There are currently no reported deaths related to Omicron.

So far, no deaths have been recorded among the positives to the Omicron variant, although, the Stockholm-based agency warns, the number of cases is too low to understand whether the spectrum of symptoms caused by the variant differs from that of the previous ones. versions of the Sars-CoV-2.

Epidemiological update as of 4/12 on the #Omicron variant: Since 3/12, 58 additional SARS-CoV-2 Omicron cases have been confirmed in the EU / EEA, bringing the total to 167 confirmed cases.

Cases have been reported by 17 countries.

More info: https: //t.co/zeKU3oTCil

- ECDC Outbreaks (@ECDC_Outbreaks) December 4, 2021