Omicron: 131 more cases of Covid-19 variant detected in the UK

Omicron: 131 more cases of Covid-19 variant detected in the UK
© REUTERS People walk past a Selfridge’s store on Oxford Street, amid the COVID-19 outbreak in London

Another 131 cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 were identified in the UK on Wednesday, taking the total to 568.

It marks the second consecutive day that more than 100 cases of the new variant have been reported.

#OmicronVariant latest information

131 additional confirmed cases of the #Omicron variant of COVID-19 have been reported across the UK.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 Omicron cases in the UK is 568. pic.twitter.com/5efeE07Gxx

— UK Health Security Agency (@UKHSA) December 8, 2021

115 of the cases were in England, taking its total up to 448, according to latest figures from the UK Health Security Agency.

A further nine were reported in Scotland, taking its total up to 108 confirmed Omicron cases.

Meanwhile, Wales identified a further four cases, meaning it has recorded nine overall.

Northern Ireland has also reported its first three cases of the Omicron variant.

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