Coronavirus latest: THE OMICRON variant is spreading in communities across the UK, Sajid Javid revealed today.
The health secretary announced there are now 336 cases of the new Covid strain in the country.
In an update to MPs this afternoon he said many of the new infections aren't linked to international travel.
He told the Commons: "The Omicron variant is continuing to spread here and around the world.
"According to the latest data there are now 261 confirmed cases in England, 71 in Scotland and four in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases across the UK to 336.
"This includes cases with no links to international travel. So, we can conclude that there is now community transmission across multiple regions of England."
Omicron Covid variant now spreading throughout the UK with 336 confirmed cases, Sajid Javid tells MPs
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