‘High confidence’ Omicron is less severe in UK


There is now high confidence that Omicron is relatively mild for most adults, says the UK Health Security Agency in its latest risk assessment.

This is largely thanks to vaccines providing high protection against serious illness caused by this latest Covid variant that is infecting many.

Covid cases are on the way down, according to UK daily figures.

There were 99,652 new cases reported on Friday, a continuing drop which pushed the seven-day figure down by 29.5% on the week before.