Digital Desk, London. 90 new cases of the new Omicron corona variant have been reported in the UK in the last 24 hours, taking its total to 336. This information was given by UK health officials. According to the report of the news agency Xinhua, 64 new cases have been reported in England, 23 in Scotland and 3 in Wales. No Omicron cases have yet been confirmed in Northern Ireland.
Professor Paul Hunter, an expert in infectious diseases at the University of East Anglia, told the BBC that the Omicron variant could spread faster than the dominant delta variant within weeks. He said the new variant was spreading more rapidly than the delta variant, while officials in South Africa, where the variant was first detected, said cases had risen sharply.
According to official figures released on Monday, 51,459 new cases of coronavirus were reported in Britain in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 10,515,239. There were 41 deaths due to coronavirus in the country in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of deaths to 145,646. These figures only include those who died within 28 days of their first positive test.
In the UK, about 89 percent of people 12 years of age and older have received their first dose of vaccine and about 81 percent have received both, according to new data. More than 35 percent have received a booster dose or a third dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
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