STOCKHOLM — Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has tested positive for COVID-19, the Royal Court said on Saturday, only days after King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia also tested positive.
“The Crown Princess, who is fully vaccinated, has cold symptoms but is otherwise well. Infection tracing has been initiated,” the Court said in a press release.
The Crown Princess and her family are in isolation in their home.
It was the second time that Crown Princess Victoria tested positive. Last March, she and her husband Prince Daniel tested positive.
The Royal Court said on Tuesday that after positive test results, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Victoria had mild symptoms.
The Swedish Public Health Agency said earlier that the Omicron variant is spreading fast in the country where it has become the dominant strain.
Nearly 24,000 cases were confirmed in the country on Wednesday, according to the Swedish Public Health Agency.
This was considerably more than the previous record number of just over 17,000 infected that were confirmed during a 24-hour period earlier in the week.
The cumulative number of confirmed cases since the pandemic started is nearly 1.417 million among the population of 10.4 million.
The statistics also show that the total number of deaths in the country was 15,377 by Friday.
According to official figures, 86 percent of the population aged 12 and over have had at least one dose of vaccine, while 82.2 percent had been vaccinated at least twice, and 32.3 percent of those aged 18 and older had received the third dose.