The highly contagious Omicron variant is already in effect in England and Scotland. A total of 91,000 omicron cases are currently confirmed in the United Kingdom, but the number of unreported cases is believed to be higher.
The British Statistical Agency, which regularly tests a randomly selected, representative sample, estimates that more than 1.2 million people were infected with the coronavirus in the week leading up to 16 December in England alone – that’s 45 people is 1. This value should be even higher this week.
Omicron is already making itself clearly noticeable in the healthcare system: sick days for medical workers in relation to COVID-19 increased by 38 percent on a weekly basis, as the Guardian cited healthcare data Giving told. Those responsible believe that this trend will continue to intensify.
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