Flu levels remain low in UK despite spread of Omicron, data shows

Posted by on January 6, 2022 10:50 am
Categories: Global Stories

Cases of people infected at same time with both viruses have been reported in some countries

Levels of flu remain low in the UK despite Covid cases rising considerably over Christmas and the new year, official data shows.

The Omicron variant of coronavirus has spread rapidly around the UK, leading to a sharp rise in infections and, subsequently, hospitalisations. According to figures from the Office for National Statistics released on Wednesday, one in 15 people in England had Covid in the week ending 31 December, rising to one in 10 in London.

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