UK reports 179,756 new Covid cases as Omicron surge continues
Latest figures bring UK total for the past seven days to 1,272,131, up 29% on week before
The UK has reported a further 179,756 Covid cases, as the number of people infected with the Omicron variant continues to surge.
The latest figures – which reflect infections picked up by testing – bring the UK total for the past seven days to 1,272,131, up 29% on the week before. The true number of infections is estimated to be substantially higher as not all infections are captured by the testing programme.