At least 250 people are infected with the corona variant Omicron in British hospitals, Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab told Sky News. As far as is known, one person has died in the United Kingdom after being infected with this variant.
Raab expressed his concerns about Omicron in the Sky News broadcast. He called on people to get their extra shot from a corona vaccine. The booster program is being accelerated due to the advance of the Omicron variant, which seems to be more contagious than other variants.
The number of confirmed infections with the Omicron variant is rising rapidly in the United Kingdom. Many cases are known, especially in England. British health authorities reported 1,576 new cases on Monday, bringing 4,713.
In the United Kingdom, more than 81 percent of the population is fully vaccinated. Half of that group also received a booster shot.