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Denmark Surpasses 1 Million Virus Cases as Omicron Variant Rages

People queue for a Covid-19 rapid test at Budolfi Church in the center of Aalborg, Denmark.

People queue for a Covid-19 rapid test at Budolfi Church in the center of Aalborg, Denmark.

Photographer: Henning Bagger/AFP/Getty Images

Denmark, a country of 5.8 million people, has surpassed 1 million infected citizens in total as the omicron variant has accelerated the spread of the virus. 

The milestone was reached after 24,343 cases were registered over the past day, health authorities said on Wednesday.