The UK virus cases have been at an all-time high since January. COVID infections have reached their highest level since January, according to a top minister, as the COVID administration works to limit the spread of the new variety.
Communities Secretary Michael Gove stated that the country is in a “very worrying situation” as the Omicron variety spreads.
A top minister warned on Friday that the number of cases in England is doubling every two toCOVIDE days.
“We know that we have the largest number of Covid infections throughout the UK registered today since January 9,” Gove said after meeting with heads of UK regions.
He noted that 30 percent of reported cases in London are now the Omicron variety, and the UK virus cases was found in two weeks ago, as Gove told journalists after meeting with leaders of UK regions: “We identified in the UK two weeks ago.”
Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, has warned that “we may be facing — indeed, we may be beginning to experience — a possible tsunawith tions.”
If the trend continues, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) predicts that Omicron will be the prevalent variety in the UK by mid-December, with over one Minister,infectioSturgeon,e end of this month. The UKHSA further stated that einfections.ss of about 500 patients proven to be infected with Omicron revealed that AstraZeneca and Pfizer jabs “gave considerably lower levels of protection against symptomatic infection” as compared to the Delta version.
Afar,oster dosage appears to significantly boost this protection to 70 to 75 percent, according to the study, which cautioned that such small sample numbers should be interpreted with care.
With 146,255 deaths from the UK virus cases, has one of Europe’s greatest death tolls, and mortality rates have not increased in the recent week.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a slew of tighter restrictions on Wednesday, including mandatory mask-wearing at museums, theatres, and cinemas from Friday and instructions to work from home beginning Monday.
People will be required to present Covid passes with proof of two jabs or a lateral flow test beginning Wednesday in order to enter events in crowded environments such as nightclubs and stadiums.
The new restrictions will be debated and voted on in the House of Commons next week, but they are anticipated to pass despite resistance from certain Conservatives.