COVID-19 cases in the UK set another record, reaching 88 thousand a day

COVID-19 cases in the UK set another record, reaching 88 thousand a day

Positive cases of COVID-19 in the UK hit a record high again on Thursday, December 16, 2021. The British government reported that 88,376 people in the UK were confirmed positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.

Reporting from The Sun, Friday, December 17, 2021, this number continues to increase triggered by the Omicron COVID-19 variant. As of Wednesday, 15 December 2021, the daily number of cases in the UK stood at 78,610.

1. Distribution of Omicron variants in the UK

Based on data from December 14, 2021, the distribution of the Omicron variant in the UK is mostly in London with 4,096, then in Southeast 2,216, in the East Midlands. Then East of England 986 cases, South West 814, North West 411, North East 385, West Midlands 161 and Yorkshire and the Humber 158.

Meanwhile, there are 36 cases of the Omicron variant of unknown origin.

Currently, there are 10,740 cases of the Omicron variant in the UK. then in Scotland there are 663, Northern Ireland 210 and Wales 95.

2. Encourage Britons for booster vaccines

The British government encourages its citizens to immediately carry out a booster vaccine. It can increase the body's immunity.

Experts in the UK say the booster vaccine will slow transmission of Omciron. However, they admit that the spread of Omicron transmission is faster than other variants.

On Thursday, the number of people in the UK receiving booster injections hit a record high. There are as many as 25 million people in the land of Queen Elizabeth.

3. UK government asks citizens to reduce mobility

The British government is warning its citizens to reduce mobility. Moreover, the conditions are now in the atmosphere of Christmas.

The UK government asks its citizens to travel only for urgent matters. This is because 40 percent of the current spread of COVID-19 in the UK comes from the Omicron variant.