Where all 15 London Omicron cases are as 2 more confirmed

Two more cases of the Omicron variant have been identified in London today (Thursday, December 2).

It has been confirmed that more cases of the new Covid -19 strain have been found in the capital, with one in Bexley and one in Lambeth.

This brings the total number of cases official identified in the capital to 15, in the following locations:

  • Barnet (2)

  • Bexley (1)

  • Camden (2)

  • Westminster (3)

  • Haringey (1)

  • Sutton (1)

  • Wandsworth (1)

  • Newham (1)

  • Lewisham (2)

  • Lambeth (1)

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The individuals that have tested positive and their contacts are all isolating, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). Work is underway to identify any links to travel.

This brings the total number of cases identified in England to 29 (42 including 13 identified in Scotland).

Outside of London, the England cases are in the following local authorities:

Dr Jenny Harries, Chief Executive of UKHSA, said: “We are continuing our efforts to understand the effect of this variant on transmissibility, severe disease, mortality, antibody response and vaccine efficacy.

“Vaccination is critical to help us bolster our defences against this new variant – please get your first, second, third or booster jab without delay.”

The Government announced on Tuesday (November 30) that everyone over 18 would be offered a booster dose by January, being contacted by the NHS in 5 year age brackets.

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They have continued to urge anyone suffering from Covid symptoms to take a PCR test and isolate until the results come back.

New rules, which Boris Johnson described as “proportionate” to the risk were introduced last week.

This includes mask wearing in shops and public transport, all international arrivals to take a Day 2 PCR test and self-isolate until they receive a negative test and a requirement for all contacts of suspected Omicron cases to self-isolate, regardless of their age or vaccination status.

Shoppers wearing facemasks as a preventive measure against the spread of covid-19 walk along Regent Street, London after masks were made compulsory once more in a number of settings

Shoppers wearing facemasks as a preventive measure against the spread of Covid-19 walk along Regent Street after masks were made compulsory once more in a number of settings

Sajid Javid said scientists were working “night and day” to understand more about Omicron, which will determine whether or not more measures will be put in place.

He said an update from scientist is expected in a couple of weeks.

Dr Jenny Harries from the UKHSA added: “Please make sure to wear a mask in line with Government guidance, including on public transport and in shops, to help break the chains of transmission and slow the spread of this new variant.

“It is very likely that we will find more cases over the coming days as we are seeing in other countries globally and as we increase case detection through focused contact tracing.

“That’s why it’s critical that anyone with COVID-19 symptoms isolates and gets a PCR test immediately.”

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