Gradually, the Omicron variant continues to settle in Belgium. This Thursday, two new cases were detected in Belgium, bringing the total of confirmed cases to four in our country. Figures confirmed by Emmanuel André on Twitter. “Four cases confirmed by sequencing (two clusters of two patients: first cluster linked to Egypt / Turkey; the second had not traveled)”, he writes.
The expert adds that “6 other probable cases” could be added in the coming hours but that it is still necessary to await the confirmation of the tests.
The first case of the Omicron variant was reported on November 26, the second yesterday / Wednesday. Virologist Bruno Verhasselt (UZ Gent) suspects that further confirmations will follow in the coming days.