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Omicron Could Cause Over Half of Europe's Covid Cases in 'Next Few Months': EU Health Agency

The new variant has been detected in five out of nine South Since Omicron, the new COVID-19 variant was declared by WHO, countries worldwide started closing their borders once again (Reuters File Photo)

The new variant has been detected in five out of nine South Since Omicron, the new COVID-19 variant was declared by WHO, countries worldwide started closing their borders once again (Reuters File Photo)

Based on mathematical modelling, there are indications that Omicron could cause over half of all Covid infections in the EU, said EU health agency ECDC.

The Omicron variant of Covid-19, believed to be more contagious than previous strains, could cause more than half of all Covid infections in Europe in coming months, the EU health agency ECDC said on Thursday.

“Based on mathematical modelling conducted by ECDC, there are indications that Omicron could cause over half of all SARS-CoV-2 infections in the EU/EEA within the next few months," it said in a threat assessment report.

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first published:December 02, 2021, 19:52 IST