Digital Desk, London. A record 12,133 new cases of the new variant of the coronavirus have been reported in the UK in one day from Omicron, which is the largest number of daily cases of this variant so far. With this, a total of 37,101 cases of Omicron have been registered in the UK so far. This information was shared by the UK Health Protection Agency (UKHSA).
Citing official figures released on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported that 82,886 new cases of coronavirus were reported in Britain, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 11,361,387. On Saturday, 90,418 new cases of corona were confirmed, which is less than the cases reported on Friday. However, the figures are usually lower on the weekends. The UK recorded a record number of 93,045 confirmed cases on Friday.
In the last 24 hours, 45 people have died due to coronavirus in the country. With this, the total number of deaths has increased to 147,218, as well as 7,611 infected people of Corona are still admitted in hospitals. The new figures came when British Health Secretary Sajid Javid said that the new variant is spreading very fast, which I am scared about. Although we are constantly monitoring the figures, the government will take further decisions according to the data.
The actual number of infections has increased significantly, he said. Because not everyone is getting the corona test done and people are getting delayed in getting the report. Meanwhile, scientists advisors to the British government have warned that necessary sanctions will have to be put in place to reduce Omicron’s cases. The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that cases of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus have spread to 89 countries. According to new data, more than 89 percent of people 12 years and older in Britain have received their first dose of vaccine and more than 81 percent have received both doses so far, while more than 48 percent have received a booster shot or coronavirus. The third dose of vaccine has been received.
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