Epidemiological characterisation of the first 785 SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant cases in Denmark, December 2021.

Espenhain L, Funk T, Overvad M, Edslev SM, Fonager J, Ingham AC, Rasmussen M, Madsen SL, Espersen CH, Sieber RN, Stegger M, Gunalan V, Wilkowski B, Larsen NB, Legarth R, Cohen AS, Nielsen F, Lam JUH, Lavik KE, Karakis M, Spiess K, Marving E, Nielsen C, Wiid Svarrer C, Bybjerg-Grauholm J, Olsen SS, Jensen A, Krause TG, Müller L

Euro Surveill 26 (50) - [2021-12-00; online 2021-12-18]

By 9 December 2021, 785 SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant cases have been identified in Denmark. Most cases were fully (76%) or booster-vaccinated (7.1%); 34 (4.3%) had a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection. The majority of cases with available information reported symptoms (509/666; 76%) and most were infected in Denmark (588/644; 91%). One in five cases cannot be linked to previous cases, indicating widespread community transmission. Nine cases have been hospitalised, one required intensive care and no deaths have been registered.

Category: Genomics & transcriptomics

Category: Health

Type: Journal article

PubMed 34915977

DOI 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.50.2101146

Crossref 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.50.2101146

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