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Another 633 Omicron cases found in the UK in biggest daily jump of the variant

Another 633 Omicron cases have been found in the UK – the biggest daily increase since the COVID-19 variant has been detected in the country.

The latest figure brings the total number of confirmed Omicron cases to 1,898 across the country, the UK health security agency said.

In England, another 618 confirmed cases of the variant were reported, with 1,757 in total.

Scotland reported 11 more cases, with 121 now confirmed.

Two additional cases were reported in Wales, taking the number there to 15.

A further two were confirmed in Northern Ireland, where there are currently five total cases.

On Friday, 448 new cases on the variant were recorded, while overall COVID infections stood at over 58,000.

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