Downing Avenue have confirmed on Monday afternoon that they’re monitoring the “state of affairs very intently” after the emergence of two Omicron sub-variants have been detected.
The 2 new sub-variants are “probably the driving trigger for the rise in instances” throughout the UK and hospitilisations at the moment are beginning to rise.
Between 13 and 19 June there was a complete of 87,147 new instances confirmed in England and 6,733 individuals have been admitted to hospital.
The Prime Minister’s spokesman stated, “We’re clearly seeing the emergence of two Omicron sub-variants, which is probably going the driving trigger for the rise in instances.”
“The most recent information recommend that these at the moment are the dominant strains within the UK.
“However, to this point, vaccination means these rising instances haven’t translated into an increase of extreme sickness or demise with no enhance in ICU admissions.”
The spokesperson added, “The important thing factor for us is vaccination has meant the rise in instances is just not translating into ICU admissions and deaths.
“However we’ve at all times been clear Covid hasn’t gone away, which is why we have now at all times continued to induce individuals to come back ahead and obtain vaccinations after they have been due them.
“As you’d count on, the UK Well being Safety Company (UKHSA) proceed to observe the state of affairs very intently.”