Health officials in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) have reported 402 total Omicron cases in 21 countries through December 9.
Although cases reported initially were linked to travel, an increasing number of cases are now reported to have been acquired within the EU/EEA–Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Spain and Iceland, including as parts of clusters and outbreaks, with cases also being detected in representative surveillance systems, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reports.
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Officials say all cases for which there is available information on severity were either asymptomatic or mild. So far, there have been no Omicron-related deaths reported.
They caution the number of confirmed cases is too low to understand if the disease clinical spectrum of Omicron differs from that of previously detected VOCs.
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