Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab said, on Monday (20), that the total number of deaths from the Micron variant of the Corona virus in the United Kingdom has risen to 12, while 104 people suspected of having the variant have been hospitalized.
“If you look at the micron variant, what we know is that it is expanding very rapidly. We currently have 104 hospitalizations because of the strain and we have 12 deaths. But there is a chronological mismatch on the data level, so no Times “I really know to any. That would be a serious point.”
“The only thing we know is that whoever gets a booster dose has more than 70% effective protection,” he added, justifying the acceleration of the third dose campaign against Covid-19 decided by the government eight days ago.
Almost half of people over 12 years of age received a booster dose of antiviral in the UK.
The number of confirmed cases of the Ômicron variant in the country rose by more than 12,000 in 24 hours, according to figures from the country’s Health Security Agency.
Health Minister Sajid Javid said on Monday the mutant strain was responsible for 60% of cases in England and 80% in London.
last Monday (13), The UK confirmed its first death from the variant. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned against believing the new strain was less lethal than its predecessors and called for vaccination. The country is one of Europe’s worst-hit by the pandemic, which has killed more than 147,000 people.
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