Covid cases have reached an all-time high in the United Kingdom since the outbreak began | Trendsfirst

A total of 78,610 COVID-19 infections have been detected, up from the previous high of 10,000 in January.

On Wednesday, the United Kingdom registered its highest daily coronavirus infections since the outbreak began, as a senior British health official predicted a "staggering" increase in cases in the coming days.

A total of 78,610 COVID-19 infections were reported, up from the previous high of 10,000 in January.

In the United Kingdom, which has a population of roughly 67 million people, more than 11 million people have tested positive for the disease.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned of a "tidal wave" of illnesses as a new highly transmissible Omicron form of the virus spreads across the UK.

On Tuesday, though, he was dealt a blow to his authority when more than 100 of his colleagues voted against efforts to stem the disease's spread.

Jenny Harries, chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency, earlier called the Omicron variant "probably the most significant threat" since the start of the pandemic.

"The numbers that we see on data over the next few days will be quite staggering compared to the rate of growth that we've seen in cases for previous variants," she told a parliamentary committee.

According to Harries, the new strain of the virus has a "shortening" doubling time, which is now under two days in most parts of the UK, with the fastest growth rates in London and Manchester.

Over 10,000 cases of Omicron have been reported, with at least ten people being admitted to hospitals. One person has died as a result of getting the strain, which is expected to become the most common in London.

Originally Posted By TelegraphIndia

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