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Omicron cases surge in the UK

The UK sees a surge in Covid cases. Omicron variant is spreading rapidly.

Where: UK

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Omicron cases in the UK are showing a high rate of growth as 78,610 people tested positive for Covid in a single day.

The UK Health Security Agency stated, “4,671 additional confirmed cases of the #Omicron variant of COVID-19 have been reported across the UK. Confirmed Omicron cases in the UK now total 10,017.”

UK’s Chief Medical Officer, Prof. Chris Whitty, cautioned that records would be broken in the next few weeks.

Prof. Whitty said the UK is simultaneously experiencing one epidemic driven by the Omicron variant and another driven by the Delta variant.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, advocating vaccination, stated, “Record day on boosters yesterday – thank you to the more than 650,000 people who came forward across the UK.”

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