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UK Omicron cases increase by 50% per day

86 more In the UK, a total of 246 of the Omicron COVID mutants have been reported, confirmed by UK health officials on Sunday.

According to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), this is an increase of more than 50% compared to a total of 160 on Saturday.

According to official figures released on Sunday, the UK has registered 43,992 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 10,464,389.

The country also reported an additional 54 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in the UK is currently 145,605. These numbers only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of the first positive test.

The latest data came as the British Secretary of State Sajid Javid All international arrivals in the UK, including children over 12 years old, said they would need to take a pre-departure test from 0400 GMT on Tuesday. He added that they must be taken at least 48 hours before departure.

In addition, from 0400 GMT on Monday, December 6th, Nigeria will be on the red travel list. It joins several countries in southern Africa that were set up after the first detection of the Omicron subspecies at the end of last month.

“If you have an Omicron wave, I think it’s too late to make a significant difference in the course of the Omicron wave,” he said. Mark Wool HouseA member of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group (Spi-M) on modeling spoke to the BBC when asked about new travel rules.

According to the latest statistics, more than 88% of people over the age of 12 are first vaccinated in the UK, and nearly 81% are both vaccinated. Over 35% have received a third dose of booster jab or coronavirus vaccine.

To bring life back to normal, countries such as the United Kingdom, China, Germany, Russia and the United States are competing with time to deploy the coronavirus vaccine.

Source: ANI / Xinhua

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