Oh The United Kingdom has registered a further 101 cases of the Omigron variant, bringing the total number of confirmed cases of this variation to 437 nationwide, the United Kingdom Health Care Agency announced on Tuesday.
Of the 101 new cases, 72 were confirmed in the UK, 28 in Scotland and one in Wales. No new cases have been reported in Northern Ireland.
The data came on the day British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said early evidence showed the strain was more widespread than in the Delta.
Johnson is said to have made the remarks while briefing ministers on the UK epidemic situation at a cabinet meeting this morning.
“The Prime Minister said that decisions on Omigran’s characteristics would be made very soon, but the first signs are that it could spread far beyond Delta,” the official spokesman said, adding that there was no discussion about “Project B”. To control the infection this winter.
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