Britain reports 10,000 jumps in Omicron cases, deaths rise to 7 – Times of India

People wait in line outside University College London Hospital’s vaccination center to receive their Covid-19 vaccine or booster (AFP)

LONDON: Cases in the UK of the rapidly spreading Omicron variant of coronavirus jumped sharply to almost 25,000, while the total number of reported deaths among people with it so far rose to seven, according to UK health authorities.
Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Omicron variant hit 24,968 from 6 p.m. 18.00 GMT on 17 December, an increase of just over 10,000 cases from 24 hours earlier, the UK Health Safety Agency said on Saturday.
Deaths among people who had the Omicron strain rose to seven per. December 16, up from one in the UKHSA’s previous data, which ran up to December 14, and hospital admissions rose to 85 from 65.



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