The UK recorded 189,213 new instances of COVID-19 on Thursday, a day-to-day report, and 332 deaths, executive knowledge confirmed, Pattern experiences mentioning Reuters
Case numbers have been up from the former report of 183,037 on Wednesday, with infections being pushed by way of the brand new Omicron variant.
Whilst the federal government has stated Omicron is also extra delicate additionally it is extra transmissible and surging infections have led to common disruption, with educate corporations cancelling products and services because of a loss of workforce and Premier League football suits being known as off.
Separate knowledge additionally confirmed that the selection of medical institution beds occupied by way of showed COVID-19 sufferers in English hospitals rose to 11,452. It has risen by way of greater than 4,000 within the final week.
The information suppliers stated the day-to-day loss of life figures, which at 332 have been up strongly from the 57 reported on Wednesday, incorporated a backlog of deaths from the Dec. 24-29 duration that had no longer been recorded correctly all over the festive duration.