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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.

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