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Copenhagen: Mary, Princess of Denmark, tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday (AEDT), the royal court said in a statement.

The Australian-born royal was isolating in a wing of the Amalienborg Palace in the heart of Copenhagen and the virus was not detected among other members of the family, it said.

Crown Princess Mary in Sydney with Crown Prince Frederik.Credit:Ben Rushton

“In connection with the test result, the Royal House of Denmark is receiving advice from the Danish Patient Safety Authority concerning detection of infection,” the statement read.

“The Crown Princess will remain in isolation until it is once again safe to end the isolation according to the applicable guidelines.”

The announcement of the Hobart-born princess comes as Denmark reported its largest number of new COVID-19 infections since the start of the pandemic. The surge has been driven by the emergence of the Omicron variant.

COVID-19 infections in Denmark are at their peak — the highest daily average reported — now at 6858 new infections reported each day.

There have been 570,502 infections and 3,030 coronavirus-related deaths reported in the country since the pandemic began.

Europe is struggling with a surge in COVID cases linked to the Omicron variant. On Wednesday the UK recorded nearly 79,000 new COVID-19 infections in a single day amid warnings that it would continue to “break records” in the weeks ahead.


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