UK Bracing For Major Omicron Wave From January? Know What New Analysis Says

The United Kingdom could face a large wave of Omicron infections from January next year if restrictions on social gatherings are not imposed, a new scientific study warned on Saturday.

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) lays out all possible scenarios given the rate at which infections are currently increasing in England, with uncertainty remaining on the numbers that would ultimately need hospitalisation due to the virus, news agency PTI reported.

The UK recorded another jump in Omicron cases on Friday, with 448 new infections, taking the total to 1,265.

“Based on what we’re seeing, we can see expect there to be a large wave of Omicron in the UK,”  Dr Nick Davies, behind the LSHTM modelling was quoted as saying.

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