Covid cases have continued to surge across the UK with over 183,000 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours.
The figures released by the government on Wednesday afternoon set a new record for the pandemic, breaking the one set yesterday by over 50,000.
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The numbers include several days worth of figures from Northern Ireland, which were backlogged over the holiday – but still set a record without them.
Boris Johnson warned this morning that the Omicron variant was causing significant problems, but has so far resisted imposing new social distancing measures ahead of New Year.
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The government said a further 57 people have died within 28 days of a positive test, bringing the rolling seven-day total to 516.
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