Omicron: UK cases increase 50% in 24 hours - with 86 new reported cases

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Published on 5 Dec 2021, 19:41
Another 86 cases of the Omicron variant of Covid have been confirmed in the UK - that's a 50% increase on the total number reported as of yesterday - with leading scientists warning that new restrictions have come to late to stop any potential new wave of the virus. (Subscribe:

And hospital leaders say the NHS could be in a very difficult position if there's a surge in admissions.
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