Daily UK Covid cases reach 112,458 Brits test positive

OVER 112,458 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the UK today, bringing the number of Britons infected since the start of the pandemic to 17,428,345.

Cases have increased by 92,368 yesterday – as the first time reinfection was counted.

Another 112,458 cases of coronavirus were recorded in the UK today


Another 112,458 cases of coronavirus were recorded in the UK todayCredit: AFP


An additional 588,114 cases have been added to the Government dashboard due to including readjustments that were not previously included in the tally.

Today’s figure is a 4% drop from the rate seen on January 1, when 117,065 cases were recorded.

Today, 219 more deaths were recorded in the 28 days after the PCR test was positive, bringing the total to 156,875 people.

As cases continue to rise, Omicron has now rolled out a ‘sub-variant’.

It is called BA.2, and is said to be very similar to the current dominant line – BA.1.

The number is still small, when compared to the Omicron that went viral before Christmas.

Experts are watching closely to see if there is any difference in disease severity or vaccine effectiveness – but it is not currently thought to be more serious, with vaccines please is working fine.

The first known version of Omicron was B.1.1.529 – named a variant of interest by WHO.

This later evolved into two strains, with BA.1 becoming super-transmitted, spreading to 171 countries and causing a flood of freedoms back in many places.

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Now, BA.2 and BA.3 have been recorded as new sub-variants in the Omicron family.

There have been 2,500 cases of BA.2 found in the UK since December 6.

Most people who are catching Omicron are suffering from cold-like symptoms and a series of studies have demonstrated that it is milder than earlier variants.

Vaccines and boosters have been shown to reduce the risk of severe coronavirus disease, and this week it was announced that the most vulnerable can now get their fourth dose of the vaccine.

A new one Research published today also emphasizes the importance of vaccines and the damage unvaccinated can do to your health.

Experts say that breakthrough cases of Covid are increasing with high transmissibility Omicron variant.

“Therefore, it is important to know that vaccination impacts not only the severity of Covid-19 disease, but also clinical data and medical imaging outcomes,” they said.

The purpose of the study was to look at sudden infections (people who were immunized and then became infected 14 days or more after receiving the shot), in fully vaccinated individuals, and partial vaccination.

As part of the study, the experts looked at 761 patients hospitalized with Covid-19, the average age of which was 47 years old, with 51% female.

They found that only 6.2% of those hospitalized with a breakthrough infection were fully vaccinated.

Only 17% were partially vaccinated (one dose) and 77% were unvaccinated.

While the rules put in place to protect us from Covid have now been removed in the UK, it’s still important to get tested if you think you might be unwell.

A doctor today revealed how you may have been doing lateral flow tests wrong and provided a Helpful guide about exactly how you should implement them. Daily UK Covid cases reach 112,458 Brits test positive

Emma Bowman

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