UK battles record COVID-19 cases, Omicron XE variant

The latest pandemic wave is hitting Britain hard as COVID-19 case counts are breaking records and hospitalizations in England have doubled over the past month. Adding to concern is the presence of a new Omicron subvariant called Omicron XE, which could be more transmissible than prior variants.

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