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Omicron Data Offers 'Glimmer Of Hope' At Christmas, Says Jenny Harries

New data suggesting Omicron may be less likely to lead to serious illness than the Delta variant of coronavirus offers a “glimmer of Christmas hope”, a senior health official has said. But UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) chief executive Dr Jenny Harries warned that it is too early to downgrade the threat from the new strain, which... go to Article >

UK Reports New Record Number Of Daily Covid Cases

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The number of UK daily Covid cases is in six figures for the third time as another record high was reached. The government said lab-confirmed coronavirus cases were 122,186 as of 9am on Thursday, and a further 137 people had died within 28 days... read more

Covid Latest: Boris Johnson Confirms 90% Of ICU Patients Have Not Had Their Booster Jabs

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Boris Johnson has told broadcasters that approximately 90% of the patients in ICU with Covid have not received their booster jabs. During a tour of a vaccine centre on Wednesday, the prime minister said doctors had passed him the data about who... read more

UK Covid Infection Levels Reach Record High

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New data has emerged showing that Covid infection levels have reached a new record high after a senior health official said findings that the Omicron variant is milder offer a “glimmer of Christmas hope”. An estimated 1.7 million people in the... read more

Should We Really Consider Cutting Covid Isolation To Just Five Days?

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Boris Johnson is still resisting calls to reduce the isolation period for positive Covid cases from seven days down to just five. The pressure is growing after the US made a dramatic change to its rules this week, having previously ordered those... read more

UK Daily Covid Cases Top 200,000 For The First Time

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The number of UK daily Covid cases has reached another record high – topping 200,000 for the first time. The government said lab-confirmed coronavirus cases were 218,724 as of 9am on Tuesday, and a further 48 people had died within 28 days of... read more

‘Serious threat’ to UK remains despite promising Omicron data, says Jenny Harries

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‘There’s a glimmer of Christmas hope in the findings we published yesterday,’ health security chief says read more

Don't Socialise If You Don't Need To, Health Chief Says Amid Omicron Concerns

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The head of NHS Test and Trace has warned people not to socialise unless necessary in a bid to slow the new omicron variant that has reached the UK. Jenny Harries, the chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), also said working... read more

Chris Whitty says ‘records will be broken’ as Omicron surges over Christmas

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To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Professor Chris Whitty warned ‘more records will be broken’ after the UK... read more