The UK decreases its new COVID-19 infections and deaths in the last 24 hours

The UK Department of Health has registered a total of 95,787 COVID-19 infections and 288 deaths in the last 24 hours, compared with more than 107,000 and 330 respectively the day before.

According to official figures, the total numbers for the European country have risen to 15,709,059 infected since the beginning of the pandemic and 153,490 deaths.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, has reached the peak of the wave caused by the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 on a day when restrictions to contain its spread were eased.

The UK decreases its new COVID-19 infections and deaths in the last 24 hours
The UK decreases its new COVID-19 infections and deaths in the last 24 hours

This will allow thousands of fans to visit sports stadiums again and serve outdoor pubs and restaurants as long as social distancing can be maintained, according to the BBC.

However, Drakeford has warned that Wales is not out of the woods just yet over any concerns Omicron may raise and that the number of hospital admissions is still high.

UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid on Thursday gave reassurances that the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 is “in retreat” and defended it was the “right” timing, restrictions – like teleworking and the need to spread the COVID -19-Vaccination to be presented – revoked certificate for access to certain facilities – in England.

The Johnson Executive has entrusted the development of the pandemic situation in the country to the vaccination plan against COVID-19. As of this Friday, 83.6 per cent of the UK population has the full vaccination schedule, while 63.9 per cent have already received their third dose.

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