UK reports over 100 new cases of Omicron Covid-19 variant

By Rajan Nath -- December 08, 2021 11:46 am -- Updated:December 08, 2021 11:52 am

Britain reported 101 new cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 taking the total cases to 437, British health authorities confirmed Tuesday.

The early indications are that the Omicron variant of Covid-19 is more transmissible than the Delta variant, said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he updated his team of ministers on the latest Covid-19 situation at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

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Where did omicron come from? It may have been a single person.

The scientists have called on the government to take more action and are urging people to be more cautious as Omicron cases continue to rise in the country.

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Delhi Reports First Case Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant

Britain registered 45,691 new Covid-19 infections, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 10,560,341, according to official figures released on Tuesday.

The country also reported a further 180 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 145,826. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test.

Increasing Immunity The Need of the Hour: WHO on Omicron Variant

Nearly 89 percent of people aged 12 and over in Britain have had their first dose of vaccine and more than 81 percent have received both doses, according to the latest figures. More than 36 percent have received booster jabs or the third dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

To bring life back to normal, countries such as Britain, China, Germany, Russia, and the United States have been racing against time to roll out coronavirus vaccines.

-PTC News

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