Covid: Omicron up to 70% less likely to require hospital admission, UKHSA finds

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Covid cases have soared to a new record high, but there’s been some encouraging news from public health experts who say people with Omicron are 50 to 70% less likely to need hospital treatment compared to Delta, based on preliminary research.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has urged people to stay cautious over Christmas, warning that it is still too early to say what the next steps will be.