Sweden: 16 omicron cases confirmed, one is not linked to travel

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A total of 16 cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus have been detected in Sweden, the Swedish Public Health Agency reported on Thursday. One of the cases is not related to travel.

At a Thursday press conference, acting department head Sara Byfors at the Public Health Authority said that the development might indicate a certain level of omicron spread in Swedish society.

“In principle, all cases have a travel connection. One case without a known connection to travel has appeared in the Stockholm region. There is probably also a travel link here, but it is an indication that there is a certain (level of) spread of omicron infection in the Swedish community,” she said, according to the newspaper Aftonbladet.

Byfors noted that the delta variant is still dominant.

“There is still a lot that is uncertain about the omicron variant,” Byfors stated.

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