Omicron total cases soared to 10,000 today
On Tuesday 59,610 cases were reported, and on Monday 54,661.
Meanwhile 4,671 additional confirmed cases of the Omicron variant have been reported across the UK – up 90 per cent on Tuesday’s 633.
However, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said the figure was higher partly because the definition of an Omicron case had changed, and some cases from Tuesday had been added onto today’s total.
The total Omicron cases in the UK stands at 10,017.
The true number is likely several-fold higher. UKHSA estimates that the current number of “daily infections are around 200,000”.