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

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

THE UK has recorded more than 90,000 coronavirus cases for the second day running.

Another 90,418 Brits have tested positive in the last 24 hours while yesterday 93,045 infections were reported.


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

Latest statistics also show another 125 deaths have occured as a result of the killer bug.

It comes as daily Omicron cases have TREBLED in the last 24 hours with cases rising by more than 10,000.

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

It takes the total number of cases of the new COVID variant to 24,968.

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

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Yesterday cases of Covid-19 reached their highest daily total for a second day in a row.

A total of 88,376 new infections were reported and Omicron cases increased by 16 per cent with a further 1,691 being reported.

In order to curb infections and save Christmas, Brits have been urged to come forward and get their booster jabs either by booking on the NHS portal or by going to a walk-in centres.

The Sun is also urging readers to sign up to the Jabs Army campaign to make the rollout as smooth and fast as possible.

And yesterday Brits showed that they are listening to advice – with hundreds of thousands turning out to get their third jab.

In England 740,775 people received their booster, while in Scotland 59,782 people turned out, and in Wales 17,068 were jabbed.

Across the UK it was 817,625 third doses overall – compared to 409,760 on Friday December 10.

'MAJOR INCIDENT'

It comes as Sadiq Khan declared a "major incident" in London today amid huge concern over the rise in Covid cases.

The Mayor of London said he was "incredibly concerned" by the surge in Omicron cases in the capital in the last 24 hours.

Mr Khan warned the city could run out of police officers, firefighters and NHS workers due to the rapidly rising cases forcing thousands of front-line workers into isolation.

He told Sky News: "We’re incredibly concerned by the huge surge of the Omicron variant in the last 24 hours.

"Hospital admissions and staff absences are going up by massive level."

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

The NHS faced a similar crisis over Christmas last year when London hospitals were considering sending patients to Yorkshire as intensive care units reached breaking point at 114 per cent capacity.

Medics even considered setting up war-style triage tents in car parks to treat people struck down with the bug.

Hospitals were on the brink of being overwhelmed as Covid ripped through the capital and the South East of England.

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