Further increases are expected
Meanwhile, the dominant BA.2 variation is losing momentum, and its share of new cases fell from around 61 per cent in week 19 to just over 41 per cent in week 22.
A similar trend is emerging throughout Europe, and SSI is following developments closely.
“The increase in infection we are seeing is particularly linked to the increase in BA.5, which is growing in the rest of Europe,” said SSI’s head of epidemiology, Tyra Grove Krause.
“This means that we may see further increases in infection in the near future. However, there is no evidence that BA.2.12.1 or BA.5 are more severe than the original Omikron variant (BA.1 / BA. 2).
Source: The Nordic Page