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Majority of England's Omicron cases are double vaccinated

Added 12-03-21 01:36:02pm EST - “Official data shows that the proportion of positive Covid tests with a mutation synonymous with the highly-evolved strain is on the rise in England. It suggests Omicron could be behind 0.3% of cases.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Majority of England's Omicron cases are fully vaccinated”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

More than half of England's Omicron Covid cases were in double-vaccinated people, health officials revealed today amid fears the super-mutant can slip past existing jabs.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said 12 of the 22 known cases up to November 30 — 55 per cent — were in people who had at least two doses. 

Cases of Omicron have risen domestically since, with 59 infections found across the UK in total. Six were unvaccinated, two were partially vaccinated with one dose and the vaccination status of the remaining two is not known.  

But health chiefs caution that fare more adults in England are fully vaccinated than not jabbed, so it does not necessarily confirm that Omicron is vaccine-resistant. 

Separate official data shows that the proportion of positive Covid tests with a mutation synonymous with the highly-evolved strain is on the rise. Like Alpha, or the 'Kent variant', Omicron has a specific alteration which means it can be detected through PCR tests without the need for genomic sequencing.

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