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Another 90 cases of Omicron variant identified in UK

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 7th December, 2021 04:31:06 PM
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A further 90 cases of the new Omicron COVID variant have been reported in Britain, taking the total to 336, British health authorities confirmed Monday.

These include 64 new cases in England, 23 in Scotland and three in Wales. Northern Ireland has still not seen any confirmed Omicron cases, Xinhua reported.

Professor Paul Hunter, an expert in infectious diseases from the University of East Anglia, said the new variant is spreading rather more quickly than the Delta variant while authorities in South Africa, where the mutation was first detected, have talked of a "rapid" increase in cases.

Britain registered 51,459 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 10,515,239, according to official figures released on Monday.

The country also reported a further 41 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 145,646.