6% of cases are omicron
The latest figures from Leuven University’s lab show that nearly 6% of corona samples are omicron variant. It’s estimated that means we’re talking about 700 new cases a day.
Omicron is spreading fast. Only two weeks ago only 0.3% of positive tests showed an omicron infection. A couple of days ago the figure had risen to 3%.
Belgium has now decided to speed up its booster programme to offer people greater protection against omicron.