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Omicron Variant LIVE UPDATES: UK reports over 100 new cases

The new variant of COVID-19 was first reported to the World Health Organisation from South Africa on November 25.

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New Delhi Updated on: December 09, 2021 6:20 IST
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UK reports over 100 new cases of Omicron COVID variant. 

 

Omicron Variant Latest News Updates: Britain reported 101 new cases of the Omicron COVID variant taking the total cases to 437, British health authorities confirmed on Tuesday. The early indications are that the Omicron variant of coronavirus is more transmissible than Delta, said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he updated his team of ministers on the latest COVID-19 situation at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday. Scientists have called on the government to take more action and are urging people to be more cautious as Omicron cases continue to rise in the country.

 

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  • 4:40 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Omicron: 4 from 'at-risk' countries test Covid+ve in Odisha

    At least four individuals who arrived in Odisha from 'at-risk' countries -- where the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is infecting people, have tested Covid-19 positive, an official said on Wednesday, adding their samples have been sent for genome sequencing.

    "As many as 982 people from various 'at-risk' countries have arrived in Odisha and four of them have tested Covid positive so far. All four persons are asymptomatic and their health condition is stable. They are under isolation now," Odisha public health director Niranjan Mishra told reporters 

  • 3:52 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Suspected Omicron cases in Goa, all international arrivals

  • 10:03 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    BMC increased total number of beds at Seven Hills Hotel near Mumbai Airport

    BMC increased the number of beds at Seven Hills Hotel near Mumbai Airport amid rising Omicron cases in India. A facility of 250 bed has been created inside the hospital.  

  • 7:08 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Evidence suggests Omicron has 'increased infectivity' but no 'severe profile': Dr Fauci

    Amid the cloud of concerns regarding the Omicron coronavirus variant, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr Anthony Fauci on Tuesday said emerging evidence suggests that Omicron has increased infectivity and not a "severe profile"."If one looks at the transmissibility, we have molecular evidence to suggest that the mutations that are seen in Omicron and in other variants would suggest that they are associated with increased infectivity," CNN reported Dr Fauci as saying during a virtual White House briefing."Real-world evidence is accumulating rapidly - literally on a daily basis - to allow us to determine the increase in cases, possible increase in reproductive number and the rapid replacement of Delta by Omicron in certain situations," he stated.However, Dr Fauci said that it is still too early to be able to determine the precise severity of disease caused by the Omicron variant, CNN reported.

  • 7:04 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 1,45,826

    UK reported a further 180 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 1,45,826. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test.

  • 7:04 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    UK registered over 45,500 new COVID infections, bringing total number of coronavirus cases to 10,560,341

    Britain registered 45,691 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 10,560,341, according to official figures released on Tuesday.