Cases of Omicron have increased by 50% in just 24 hours, but Covid booster shots can help, and no Brits have been hospitalized as of yet.
OMICRON cases have increased by 50% in just 24 hours, but Covid booster shots can help, and no Brits have been hospitalized as a result of the mutation.
Today, 633 more cases of Covid-19's Omicron variant were confirmed in the UK, bringing the total to 1,898.
According to the UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA), cases of the mutation have increased in the last day as fears about Omicron continue to grow.
448 new cases of the variant were reported yesterday, indicating that mutation cases are on the rise, with 633 cases reported today.
The health agency, on the other hand, provided the first batch of evidence on vaccine efficacy against the strain from the United Kingdom, demonstrating that three shots were far more protective than two.
Sajid Javid has been "told by gloomy health officials to trigger Plan C restrictions within a WEEK," according to reports.
The UK Health and Security Agency allegedly told the Health Secretary that Omicron poses a threat to the NHS, as 5,000 Britons could be admitted to hospitals per day.
Mr Javid is said to have been told that "stringent national measures" must be implemented by the 18th of December in order to avoid exceeding last year's winter peak.
However, data shows that Covid vaccines do protect you from Omicron, so get your booster before the holidays to protect yourself and your loved ones.
This year, The Sun's Jabs Army assisted in the administration of millions of vaccinations, and now we're urging Brits to get their boosters.
"The key point is that under a range of plausible scenarios, stringent action is needed on or before 18 December 2021 if doubling times stay at 2.5 days," the "official and sensitive" warning to the Health Secretary said.
"Strong action will almost certainly be required in December, even if doubling times rise to around 5 days."
"Because of Omicron's rapid spread, action to limit pressures on the health system may have to come sooner than intuition suggests," it continues.
This comes as Michael Gove hinted at Plan C restrictions, warning that the spread of Omicron was "deeply concerning."
The pessimistic minister warned that Britain is facing an onslaught of mutant Covid cases, while also indicating that more restrictions could be imposed under Plan C.
"We recognize the importance of balancing people's ability to get on with their lives with the need to protect them from this virus," he said, adding that "action is absolutely required."
"As new data comes in, we'll think about what action we need to take in response to it."
Gove appeared to be paving the way for new Covid restrictions while acknowledging that the UK is in a "deeply concerning situation" as a result of Omicron.
For the most up-to-date information, visit our Omicron live blog.
Covid could kill up to 75,000 more Britons this winter as Omicron spreads across the country, according to doom-mongering scientists.
Even in the best-case scenario, the expected wave of infection could result in more than 2,000 daily hospital admissions by April.
Between December 1, 2018, and April 30, 2022, there could be 175,000 hospital admissions and 24,700 deaths.
However, if boosters aren't as effective as they should be, Covid deaths could reach 74,800 as Omicron spreads, according to the report.
According to scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, this is the case if no additional control measures are implemented in addition to the current Plan B.
However, according to a study that boosts morale, a third Covid jab can combat Omicron and save us from more lockdown pain.