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Newsnodes and BNO News are working together to track confirmed cases of B.1.1.529, a coronavirus variant which has been designated as the Omicron variant.

This temporary tracker was launched on November 25, 2021, and is updated several times a day.

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 USER CONTRIBUTIONS

Below you can add your news contributions directly to our Omicron tracker. Off-topic comments or contributions without source will be deleted.

santhosh
5 Dec 2021, 15:28
7 more cases in Pune, India; country's count at 12 - www.newindianexpress.com

santhosh
5 Dec 2021, 12:49
Senegal's 1st case: www.reuters.com

santhosh
5 Dec 2021, 09:11
South Korea now at 12... www.reuters.com

santhosh
5 Dec 2021, 07:35
India's 5th: Delhi health minister confirms Tanzania returnee tested positive for Omicron: www.ndtv.com

yusuf
5 Dec 2021, 07:13
Indian tally reaches 5 confirmed cases of omicron variant timesofindia.indiatimes.com

MikeHoney
5 Dec 2021, 06:07
* 1 in NT www.abc.net.au

MikeHoney
5 Dec 2021, 05:34
Australia now at 18 confirmed; - 15 in NSW www.abc.net.au 2 in ACT www.abc.net.au in NT www.abc.net.au

Newsnodes
5 Dec 2021, 01:57
Thank you for your input everyone! Your help is much appreciated!

yusuf
4 Dec 2021, 22:54
India confirms 4 cases of omicron variant Please update stats for India timesofindia.indiatimes.com

TheNicePerson22
4 Dec 2021, 22:34
Massachusetts confirms the omicron variant. whdh.com

TheNicePerson22
4 Dec 2021, 22:03
Chile confirms their first case of the omicron variant, bringing the total of countries to 45 of having the omicron variant. www.wric.com

TheNicePerson22
4 Dec 2021, 18:52
Zambia reports 3 omicron cases. www.aljazeera.com

TheNicePerson22
3 Dec 2021, 23:13
Tunisia reports its first case of the omicron variant making 41 countries confirm the omicron variant. Hey you guys better add those Norway omicron variant cases. www.news.cn

MikeHoney
3 Dec 2021, 19:42
Australia up to 14 confirmed, 10 probable. This media release details the NSW situation, +1 confirmed in NT on 29 Nov. www.health.nsw.gov.au

TheNicePerson22
3 Dec 2021, 02:46
Mozambique reports 2 cases of the omicron variant with having no international travel history. www.reuters.com

TheNicePerson22
3 Dec 2021, 02:30
Norway reports 60 more cases at a Christmas party, which makes the biggest outbreak of the omicron variant. www.newsweek.com

cornyman
2 Dec 2021, 23:17
no more probably for Singapore - they confirmed the 2 cases already see the post below!

cornyman
2 Dec 2021, 17:17
Singapore reports 2 cases with new variant twitter.com

santhosh
2 Dec 2021, 14:05
Mainland France's 2nd & 3rd cases, both in Alsace: www.lalsace.fr

santhosh
2 Dec 2021, 12:54
India's first 2 cases confirmed by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare: twitter.com

Korsaire
2 Dec 2021, 12:20
Iceland reports first case. Source: www.ruv.is

santhosh
2 Dec 2021, 11:35
NSW's 8th case (and Australia's 9th): twitter.com

santhosh
2 Dec 2021, 11:19
Mainland France's 1st case confirmed (02 Dec 21). France's 2nd case after the one in Reunion Is: www.iledefrance.ars.sante.fr

Rovrop
1 Dec 2021, 15:25
First omicron case detected in Ireland in person who had travelled from Southern Africa. Source: www.irishtimes.com

GHoeberX
1 Dec 2021, 11:56
Saudi Arabia confirms first Omicron variant case: a Saudi national who had just returned from travelling to a "North African country". Source: www.aljazeera.com

GHoeberX
30 Nov 2021, 14:51
Japan has now confirmed the suspected case to be infected with Omicron variant, after completing the genome analysis. The 1st confirmed cases is a diplomat (age 30-39) from Namibia. Source: www3.nhk.or.jp

Newsnodes
30 Nov 2021, 14:14
Thank you Koen, we will update the Netherlands to 16 confirmed cases! For the record, samples were collected on November 19th and November 23rd (you accidently wrote October).

Koen
30 Nov 2021, 13:52
The Dutch 'National Institute for Public Health and the Environment' (RIVM in Dutch) has shared they have found two earlier cases of the Omnicron variant, on tests done on 19th and 23th of Oct. So I think the counter for the Netherlands should be increased from 14 to 16 www.rivm.nl

Craisins
29 Nov 2021, 22:28
Canada up to 3 confirmed cases. 4 more suspected. www.theglobeandmail.com

Astra
29 Nov 2021, 16:59
FRANKFURT, Nov 29 (Reuters) - BioNTech SE said on Monday it had started work on a vaccine tailored to Omicron. Rival Moderna has said it was working on a redesign of its COVID-19 vaccine for future booster shots www.reuters.com

GHoeberX
29 Nov 2021, 13:42
A third Omicron case has been reported by Hong Kong. The third case involved a 37-year old man who arrived from Nigeria on Wednesday Nov 24th. Source: www.scmp.com

Newsnodes
29 Nov 2021, 13:30
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 OMICRON VARIANT (B.1.1.529) DATA FROM GISAID

Country Omicron cases*
number of sequenced genomes
share of total sequences
last 4 weeks
 South Africa228  (+1)79%
 United Kingdom84  (+1)0%
 Ghana33 59%
 United States26  (+5)0%
 Botswana23  (+2)16%
 Netherlands17 1%
 Germany15 0%
 Australia14  (+3)1%
 Portugal13 1%
 Canada12  (+2)1%
 Austria11 6%
 Hong Kong9 50%
 Spain7 0%
 Switzerland6 0%
 Belgium6 0%
 France6 0%
 Italy4 0%
 Israel4 0%
 Norway3 1%
 Nigeria3 8%
 Brazil3 0%
 South Korea3 60%
 India3 1%
 Singapore2 0%
 Japan2 8%
 Reunion2 3%
 Denmark2 0%
 Sweden1 0%
 Sri Lanka1 1%
 Luxembourg1 0%
 Ireland1 0%
 Czechia1 0%
 Mexico1 0%
 Maldives1  (+1)1%
 Malaysia1 1%
total (worldwide)549 
*) Daily increases reset at 3:30 AM CET / 9:30 PM EST

Source: The above data is made available in the GISAID-database. We gratefully thank the originating and submitting laboratories for the sequence data in GISAID EpiCoV on which the above table is based.
Important note: The data in the above table does not necessarily represent the total amount of confirmed Omicron cases per country as a country might not submit every sequenced genome to the GISAID EpiCoV database.


 OMICRON VARIANT (B.1.1.529) CASE CHARACTERISTICS

Below are characteristics of some of the confirmed Omicron cases which have been sequenced. It is possible to show data for one country only by using the datafilter below.

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Source: Newsnodes calculations based on sequences in the GISAID-database. We gratefully thank the originating and submitting laboratories for the sequence data in the GISAID EpiCoV database.
 


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