The Leader / Omicron: Covid cases may be slowing in London

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There are some positive signs that the rise in cases of the Covid-19 Omicron variant is slowing in London.

For the sixth day in a row, cases have been between 20,491, and 26,608, with the lowest of those numbers recorded on Tuesday.

But the number of coronavirus patients in the city’s hospitals has jumped by 830, or 77 per cent, since the start of the month to over 1,900.

The Evening Standard’s Political Editor Nicholas Cecil discusses what a potential slowing of cases could mean for London, and how current measures are stacking up against the virus.





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