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Another 90 cases of the Omicron variant have been discovered in the United Kingdom.

health authorities confirmed Monday that a further 90 cases of the new Omicron COVID variant had been reported in the country, bringing the total number of reported cases to 336.

There are 64 new cases in England, 23 in Scotland, and three in Wales, among other places. There have been no confirmed cases of Omicron in Northern to .

Professor Paul Hunter, an infectious diseases expert from the University of East Anglia, told the BBC that the Omicron variant of the could begin “outcompeting” the dominant Delta variant within weeks of being discovered.

He claims that the new variant is “spreading somewhat more quickly than the Delta variant,” while authorities in Africa, where the mutation was first discovered, have spoken of a “rapid” increase in the number of cases reported.

According to official figures on Monday, the United Kingdom recorded 51,459 new COVID-19 , bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 10,515,239, an increase from the previous year.

A total of 41 coronavirus- deaths were reported in the country as well. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in the United Kingdom has now reached 145,646 cases. It should be noted that these statistics only include deaths that occurred within 28 days of a first result.

According to the most recent figures, nearly 89 percent of aged 12 and over in the United Kingdom have received their first dose of vaccine, and approximately 81 percent have received both doses. More than 35% have received or the third dose of a coronavirus vaccine, according to the CDC.

Countries such as the United Kingdom, China, Germany, Russia, and the United have been racing against the clock to introduce coronavirus in order to restore normalcy to society.

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