The United Kingdom has recorded a total of 53,945 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, the highest figure in the country since last July 17, when 54,000 daily infections were crossed.
In its latest balance sheet released this Thursday, the British government indicated that 141 more people died of the disease in the same period, raising the total deaths to 145,281 in the 28 days since the start of the pandemic after one tested positive for Covid. been done. testing.
Since reaching its peak on 17 July, the daily number of infections in the United Kingdom has consistently remained between 30,000 and 50,000, although epidemiologists fear they may increase as the winter progresses.
This increase in cases comes even as the new Omron variant, which is expected to be more transmissible, has already begun to spread across the country.
A total of 42 have been detected across the UK so far, following the 10 new cases identified today.
Omicron’s presence has prompted the executive to reimpose some restrictions—after practically eliminating them in the summer—such as the obligation to wear masks in shops and on public transport or for any travelers entering the country. Applying PCR test for
The booster vaccination campaign has also been intensified for all adults who have already received the full schedule, with the aim of providing this dose to all adults by the end of January.
According to official figures, 80.7% of British people over the age of 12 have received two doses of the vaccine, while one in three (33.1%) have already received a booster.
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