England reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases on Christmas Day, the latest figures have revealed.
Covid cases in the UK have remained high, with 98,515 new confirmed cases reported on Monday, December 27, 2021, as the Omicron variant continues to fuel a winter wave of infections.
The latest official data also reveals figures for Christmas Day and Boxing Day, for which 113,628 and 108,893 daily cases have been reported respectively. However, as experts have noted, figures around Christmas may not give a true picture of the situation – not least as people may be less likely to have a Covid test.
“Data will be unreliable over the festive period as testing and hospital admission patterns change. This will make it difficult to interpret any apparent trends over the next few days,” documents released on Thursday by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) warned.