UK Sets New Record For COVID-19 Cases

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The United Kingdom reported another record high number of COVID-19 cases Friday as the omicron variant of the disease sweeps the world.

The country reported 122,186 new cases on Friday, December 24, 2021, up from 119,789 cases the day prior.

The highly contagious omicron variant has led to case surges everywhere it has been detected. The U.K. reported just over 90,000 new cases last Saturday.

New case numbers will not be made available over the holiday weekend.

Hospitalizations grew eight percent over the week, up to 6,581 individuals.

According to the UK Health and Security Agency, 82.2 percent of individuals in the country over the age of 12 are least double vaccinated.

Over half the country has received a booster dose.