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Omicron Identified in 90% of Positive Cases in Private Laboratory

Júlia Tar 2022.01.12.

Just over a week ago, the omicron variant was detected in 78 percent of positive cases at the Neumann Labs private laboratory. This number has increased since then, with omicron now accounting for 90 percent of positive cases.

Neumann Labs was the first laboratory to detect the presence of omicron in Hungary.

We are testing between 1,000 and 2,000 samples a day and we have a positive test rate of 25%, which only happened in the third wave, and within that, we have 90% omicron,”

the laboratory wrote in response to Telex.

While such a high proportion of omicron is present in the Neumann Labs samples, the official data says otherwise. On Tuesday, the chief medical officer, Cecília Müller, (as we also reported earlier) said that the highly infectious Omicron variant currently accounted for 29 percent of new infections in Hungary. She said that Omicron caused milder symptoms in general, but warned that “it may not be true on the level of individuals; the gravity of symptoms depends on one’s state of health and their level of vaccination.”

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