Health Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved Omicron cases surge to 9 So far Belgian labs have confirmed nine cases of the omicron variant of coronavirus in Belgium. That’s nearly a doubling in only one day. Yesterday only five cases were known. Colin Clapson Sat 04 Dec 2021 14:50 Virologist Emmanuel André posted the latest figures on Twitter. The World health Organisation has dubbed the variant a ‘variant of concern’, though it’s not yet clear whether it is catchier or makes you more unwell.