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Most New England cases Variante Covid Omicron were found in London, according to the latest official figures.
Eight more cases were confirmed in England on Tuesday, bringing the total in England to 13. Nine of them have been identified in the London boroughs.
The breakdown of cases by local authority in London is as follows:
The distribution of cases elsewhere in England is as follows:
Brentwood : 1
Liverpool : 1
North of Norfolk: 1
Nottingham : 1
(Source: UK Health Safety Agency)
UKHSA Executive Director Dr Jenny Harries said: “We are continuing our efforts to understand the effect of this variant on transmissibility, serious illness, mortality, antibody response and vaccine efficacy.
“Vaccination is essential to help us strengthen our defenses against this new variant – please get your first, second, third or booster without delay. “
She added, “Following the change in JCVI advice yesterday, a booster dose for anyone over 18 is now recommended at least three months after your last jab of primary school.
Above: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan reminds Londoners to wear masks on public transport to fight the spread of Covid
On Tuesday, Covid rules were tightened in the capital in an attempt to control the spread of the coronavirus as Christmas approaches.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said he welcomes the return of power to impose fines on those who do not wear masks on London transport.
Speaking to ITV News, Mr Khan said: “Today it is about encouragement and education.
“Over the next few days, fines will be imposed and penalties will be applied.
“So I implore Londoners and anyone using public transport across the country to wear a face mask – prevention is better than cure.
Nine cases have also been identified in Scotland, meaning 22 cases have been identified in the two countries.