- Britain recorded the highest number of cases after the pandemic at 93,045 for the third day in a row.
- A British official predicted a steady rise in cases in the country.
- There are also concerns about Omicron affecting the upcoming holiday season in the UK.
The United Kingdom on Friday reported a record high of 93,045 cases in Covid-19 cases for the third day in a row. The development comes after a British official predicted a steady rise in cases in the country. On Wednesday, the UK reported the highest daily Covid cases since the pandemic began, with 78,610 cases.
The Omicron variant of Kovid-19 has become dominant in the country. On Wednesday, a top official said that all 27 EU countries will have Omicron as the major version by mid-January.
There are also concerns about Omicron affecting the upcoming holiday season (Christmas) in the UK.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the EU is well prepared to fight Omicron, which has 66.6% of its population fully vaccinated.
The WHO says the data is still coming and much remains unknown about the new version. The head of the World Health Organization says 77 countries have reported cases of omicron, but that version is probably still undetected in most countries.
The Omicron version of Kovid-19 first appeared in South Africa.
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