Up to 40% of Omicron hospital admissions are in UNVACCINATED adults, officials finally reveal after data transparency row (but they STILL won’t say how many have had a booster)

  • Officials were accused of scare-mongering for giving no context in daily Omicron hospitalisation updates
  • But UK Health Security Agency last night snuck out extra details that offered more clarity on state of play
  • There have now been 668 Omicron hospitalisations among patients in England and 26% were unvaccinated
  • But figure was as high as 40% in Omicron-hotspot London, which the UKHSA had the most ‘robust’ data for 

Up to 40 per cent of patients hospitalised with the Omicron variant are unvaccinated, health chiefs have finally revealed in the wake of a transparency row.

Officials were accused of scare-mongering for providing no context in daily updates on how many people have needed medical treatment after testing positive for the ultra-infectious strain.

But the UK Health Security Agency, which replaced the now-defunct Public Health England, has for the first time released extra details offering more clarity on the current state of play.

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There have now been 668 hospital admissions among patients in England who have either swabbed positive for Omicron or are heavily suspected of having it.

Twenty-six per cent were unvaccinated, according to the agency’s nationwide analysis. But the UKHSA revealed the figure was as high as 40 per cent in Omicron-hotspot London, which it had the most ‘robust’ data for. It said the findings ‘reflect the importance of vaccine uptake’.



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