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Sajid Javid announcement: Health Sec to issue urgent Omicron update after UK case surge

Sajid Javid will update MPs in the House of Commons

Sajid Javid will update MPs in the House of Commons (Image: PA)

The Health Secretary's update comes after 86 new cases of the mutation were found yesterday.

Scientists worry the variant is quickly spreading across the country and there are concerns it could soon become the dominant strain.

Mr Javid will make a statement in the Commons at approximately 5.30pm.

Britain on Sunday reported 43,992 new cases of COVID-19 and 54 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for the virus.

That compares with 42,848 cases and 127 deaths reported on Saturday.

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