12/15/2021, 5:08 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UK posts record 78,610 new COVID-19 cases

The United Kingdom posted another record number in daily registered COVID-19 cases, with health authorities reporting 78,610 new infections and 165 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours.

The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 soared by nearly 20% over the last seven days compared to the previous week, with hospitalizations also surging more than 10% in the same period.

Commenting on the health situation, the Health Security Agency's head Dr. Jenny Harries insisted earlier today that the Omicron coronavirus variant represents the "most significant" health public threat since the start of the pandemic.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / ND