UK daily Covid cases pass 90,000 for second day in a row as ‘major incident’ declared over omicron chaos

The UK has recorded more than 90,000 cases of coronavirus in its second day of activity.

Another 90,418 Britons have tested positive in the last 24 hours while yesterday 93,045 cases of infection were reported.

A 'major incident' has been announced in London


A ‘major incident’ has been announced in LondonCredit: Alamy



It means a whopping 11,279,428 cases have been reported overall in the UK since the pandemic began.

The latest statistics also show that another 125 deaths have occurred due to the homicide error.

It comes as daily Omicron cases have TREBLED over the past 24 hours with the number of cases increasing by more than 10,000.

Yesterday there were only 3,201 cases reported compared to the whopping 10,059 cases revealed today.

The total number of cases of the new COVID variant is 24,968.

The UK Health Security Agency has also announced that seven people have now died from this variant and the number of people hospitalized with this variant has gone from 65 to 85.

Yesterday’s Covid-19 cases hit the highest total for the second day in a row.

A total of 88,376 new infections were reported and Omicron cases increased by 16% with 1,691 reported cases.

To limit infections and save Christmas, Britons have been urged to come forward and get their boosted stabs or by Reservations on the NHS portal or to walking centers.

The Sun is also asking readers to subscribe to Jabs Army to make the rollout go as smooth and fast as possible.

And yesterday, Britons showed they were listening to advice – with hundreds of thousands returning to receive their third stab.

In England, 740,775 people received the booster, while in Scotland 59,782 people received the supplement, and in Wales 17,068 people received the supplement.

Across the UK, there were 817,625 third doses overall – compared with 409,760 on Friday 10 December.

It comes as Sadiq Khan announced a “major incident” in London today amid great concern about a rise in Covid cases.

The Mayor of london said he was “extremely concerned” by the increase in Omicron cases in the capital over the past 24 hours.

Mr Khan warned the city could run out of police, firefighters and NHS staff as a rapidly increasing number of cases forced thousands of frontline workers into isolation.

He told Sky News: “We are extremely concerned by the dramatic increase in the Omicron variant over the past 24 hours.

“The number of hospitalizations and staff absenteeism is increasing to a large extent.”

Mr Khan confirmed that he was “once again declaring a major incident because of the threat of Covid-19 to our city”.

Major incident declared as London hospitals at Covid break point UK daily Covid cases pass 90,000 for second day in a row as ‘major incident’ declared over omicron chaos

Tom Vazquez

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