An elementary school student has tested positive for Omicron in Scotland.
This is the first case of the variant that has been confirmed in Wales, in the Cardiff area.
Welsh authorities this afternoon said the case had been detected in the Cardiff and Vale University Medical Council area and it was believed to be related to international travel.
The government said it was “prepared to respond quickly to the emerging variants of concern and that in-depth investigations and strong public health action are being taken to slow any any contagion”.
Last night it was revealed that ten many new variant Omicron cases was discovered in Great Britain.
Currently, the UK has 29 confirmed cases of this variant, with the update expected later today.
This afternoon it was revealed that cases in Scotland have also increased to 29.
A Steps concert in Glasgow is believed to be one of the sources for several newly discovered cases in Scotland.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Steps’ concern in Glasgow was responsible for six of the Omicron cases.
Cases of variation in an educational setting were detected at Rosebank Primary School in Nairn and it is not known if this is related to the Steps concert at Hydro on 22 November.
According to new regulations introduced by the government, people who come into contact with Omicron patients must isolate for 10 days, regardless of vaccination status.
It is understood that both the class and their families have been asked to self-isolate and take the PCR test.
Rosebank sent a letter to parents at the school with whom their children have been identified as close contacts.
A spokesman for Highland Council told Newspapers and Magazines: “We are aware of a confirmed case of Covid-19 at Rosebank Elementary School.
“Letters have been sent to affected families and all necessary actions have been taken at the school following the advice and guidance of the health team.
“Council continues to work closely with NHS Highland’s health team.”
Cases of the new variant were first recorded at the Highland, Grampian and Forth Valley medical boards, three, one and five, respectively.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are now home to 11 cases, while NHS Lanarkshire has nine.
The Omicron outbreak in Scotland began in the following two areas, with nine cases linked to a separate event on 20 November.
The news in Scotland comes after it was revealed that children may be at greater risk of spreading Omicron amid a spike in hospital admissions in South Africa.
Doctors say hospitalization rates among children under 5 have increased dramatically in South Africa, where related variants currently predominate.
The graph shows that the rate of accepting children is the smallest, second only to those over 60 years old.
Wassila Jassat, from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, told a press conference: “We’ve seen a pretty sharp increase in all age groups, especially in the under-age,” referring to the number of hospital admissions.
“The prevalence of the disease in people under the age of 5 is now second-highest and second only to the incidence in people over 60 years of age.”
Hospitalization rates are also higher than normal among 10 to 14 year olds.
Medics emphasize the need to know early on whether children are particularly susceptible to Super new variant, which has spread fear across the globe.
It is possible that this trend is a result of vaccines not being offered to children under 12 years of age, and hardly any young people being invited to be vaccinated.
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