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Omicron: UK cases rise to 22 – this is where they are located

Nine cases have been identified in Scotland – and 13 in England.

Boris Johnson was speaking at a Downing Street press briefing this afternoon 30 November.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) says the eight cases identified today are in England, and have been identified in the East Midlands, the East of England, London and the North West. There are 13 in total in England.

They come in addition to the nine cases already identified in Scotland – five were found in Lanarkshire and four in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area – which takes the total number of UK cases of the Omicron variant to 22.

UKHSA says the people who have tested positive and their contacts are all isolating, and work is being done to identify any links to travel to Southern Africa.

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Targeted testing is being carried out at locations where the positive cases were likely to be infectious, it adds.

The breakdown of cases by local England council is:

  • London borough of Barnet – 2
  • Brentwood, Essex – 1
  • London borough of Camden – 2
  • London borough of Haringey – 1
  • Liverpool – 1
  • North Norfolk – 1
  • Nottingham – 1
  • London borough of Sutton – 1
  • London borough of Wandsworth – 1
  • London borough of Westminster – 2

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