According to new research, the Omicron Omicron virus of coronavirus may not cause a disruption in the NHS.

A cluster of Omicron cases was first reported in an area. Data showed that the number of hospitalisations has not increased in accordance with this spread.  

These figures were compiled by the Wellcome Sanger Institute and showed Brackley in Northamptonshire to have experienced the most Omicron cases in the nation at 926 per 100,000.

According to The Telegraph, however, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust isn’t experiencing an increase in hospital admissions. 

Its December 12th rolling admissions rate was about 11 per cent lower than January’s peak. This is in line with South Africa’s current trend of high admissions but few cases. 

These data are being provided amid worries that Britain might be forced to abide by tighter regulations ahead of Christmas. Sajid Javid, Health Secretary, suggested that this could happen. 

The NHS may not be overwhelmed by the new Omicron variant of coronavirus, new analysis suggested today. Data collected in Brackley, Northamptonshire, one of the first areas to suffer a cluster of cases of the Omicron variant, showed that hospitalisations have not surged in line with the spread

New analysis suggests that the Omicron coronavirus variant may not overwhelm the NHS. Brackley, Northamptonshire data showed that the number of hospitalisations has not increased with the Omicron variant’s spread. This was despite it being one of the most affected areas.

Brackley in Northamptonshire had experienced 926 cases per 100,000 people - the highest in the country. However, the hospital admission rate at Northampton General Hospital (pictured) NHS trust is not experiencing a similar surge

Brackley, Northamptonshire saw 926 patients per 100,000 people. This is the most in the country. The hospital admission rate at Northampton General Hospital, (pictured) NHS trust has not experienced a comparable surge.

High vaccination rates are also a benefit to the area. With 83% of residents having received a second shot and 50% receiving boosters, it is a highly vaccinated region. Nationally, the average third-jab rate is 40%. 

South Northamptonshire’s vaccination rates are also above 90% for over-60s, who are the most vulnerable to serious illnesses. 

South Northamptonshire’s case rate has declined among seniors, while the number of infections in younger people is at an all-time high.

South Africa data shows that the optimistic picture is in line with reality. 

Omicron was less effective than the Delta version wave in Pretoria in terms of death rates.

Omicron has also been blamed for mild diseases by South African doctors. 

But, it could also be because many of the nation’s younger population have either been vaccinated with Covid or had their infected in the past.

Yesterday saw an increase in Omicron-related hospitalizations nationwide. Cases increased by 69% in one day, and another 10,059 infections were recorded.

Britain saw an additional 90,418 Covid cases, a 67% increase over the number seven days ago. 

The death toll from Covid-19 decreased by five percentage points last week, from 132 last Saturday to 125. However, Friday’s figures had shown a 21 percent increase. 

Another 900 patients were also admitted with Covid. This is not more than the average of 865 people per day for the last seven days. 

In addition, there were also 125 Covid deaths. These numbers are just over the 112 daily average in the last week. There have been seven Omicron deaths. 

The first Covid wave of 2020 was marked by large excess death peaks. However, that hasn’t been the case for this year. 

The number of confirmed cases of Omicron in England increased by 69 per cent on the previous day's total - up 9,427 to 23,168, figures from the UKHSA showed today

Today’s figures by UKHSA show that Omicron confirmed cases increased in England by 69% compared to the previous day. The numbers rose from 9,427 up to 23,168

Covid hospital admissions have spiked by more than a third in a week in Britain's Omicron hotspot of London, official data shows. Some 199 infected patients were admitted to wards in London on Tuesday, the most recent day UKHSA figures are available for

According to official data, the number of covid hospital admissions has risen by more than three times in one week in London’s Omicron hotspot. 

This data is being released amid concerns that normal Christmas Day could be at risk after Sajid Javid, Health Secretary, warned that Omicron must be addressed before it’s too late. 

If stricter regulations are not imposed, SAGE experts warn that infection rates could quickly rise to 2 million per month. 

Yesterday’s Cabinet meeting was attended by Patrick Vallance and Chris Whitty, chiefs of science and medicine. They discussed the need for more action to reduce hospital admissions to England to over 3,000 per hour. 

Ministers are resentful about locking millions of people up, with Christmas right around the corner. 

Boris Johnson could also be questioned over whether or not he is able to get new restrictions through after last week’s massive rebellion against Plan B, and last night’s stunning resignation by Lord Frost as Brexit minister. 

However, Mr Javid suggested that there might be new restrictions this morning. 

In the Sunday Telegraph, he stated that his trading career was marked by the “most important decisions” made with data that was “early and weak, but showing a trend.”      

He said, “Once that trend leads directly to a clear result, it may too late to react,”

Today, Javid stated that while the government has been closely reviewing the evidence and was ready to do what it deems necessary, but reiterated that SAGE calls would be “challenged”. 

 He also gave a firm commitment that parliament will be recalled if any action is going to be taken.

When asked if a circuit breaker could be eliminated before Christmas, Mr Javid said to Andrew Marr on BBC Radio: “There’s no guarantee.” 

The SAGE papers from Thursday’s meeting showed that advisers had warned against delaying any new curbs to 2022 as it could reduce their effectiveness and increase the likelihood that they would not prevent significant pressure on healthcare systems.

The advisers want to reintroduce measures ‘equivalent to those in place after step 2 or step 1 of the roadmap in England’. 

The roadmap’s first stage was in March. Only one-on-1 mixing was permitted outside households. 

The second stage allowed bars and restaurants to open outside and allow households to mix and mingle indoors. 

Cabinet Office Minister Steve Barclay will preside over a Cobra meeting that will consider the possibility of a “circuit breaker” lockdown.  

Johnson, however, is not likely to respond immediately and would be opposed by his Cabinet. 

Sunday Times quoted a minister as saying: “We don’t want to lock down the winters and destroy the economy. It is time to give up reading about South Africa’s current events. This is similar to comparing apples and pears.

Rumours abound that the “handbrake” would instead be removed after December 25th, with reports that an announcement was made for Boxing Day.