There have been 183,037 Govt-19 cases reported in the UK in the last 24 hours, a new high since the outbreak and 57 deaths, according to data updated Wednesday by the Health Care Agency.
This Wednesday’s update contains data from Northern Ireland, which was collected five days after the official Christmas shutdown.
In the last seven days, between December 23 and 29, the daily average was 130,675 cases and 78 deaths, an increase of 41.4% in the number of infections and a 34.1% decrease in the number of deaths in the previous seven days.
39,923 Omicron strain cases have been identified across the UK in the last 24 hours, the second highest daily number to date, with a total of 210,122.
However, as officials believe the new variant now dominates and is responsible for about 90% of cases in the UK community, the number will change from daily to weekly.
Since the outbreak, 148,089 deaths have been reported from Kovit-19.
The latest information about those admitted to the hospital is available just before Christmas.
As of December 22, 8,246 Govt-19 patients had been admitted, 8% more than a week earlier, and the number of patients admitted to the hospital daily had already exceeded 1,000.
In the past 24 hours, 325,087 booster or third-dose Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in the UK as part of an effort to boost the immunity of all adults by the end of December.
So far, 57.5% of the British population over the age of 12 have received a booster or third dose.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday that 90% of those treated in intensive care are without a booster dose.
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