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London's Omicron wave has peaked but is the worst really over?

London's Omicron wave has peaked but is the worst really over?

Professor Sir Kevin Fenton told the London Assembly the number of Covid cases peaked shortly before the New Year. | ITV News London

Thursday 13 January 2022, 12:02pm Play video "The peak itself is thought to have occurred just before the New Year," said Professor Fenton London's public health director delivered a glimmer of good news about Omicron infections in the capital but also warned against complacency.BBC Wednesday 12 January 2022, 6:36pm A man climbs onto the statues Prospero and Ariel from Shakespeare's play The Tempest by the sculptor Eric Gill A man armed with a hammer has attacked a statue outside the BBC’s Broadcasting House in central London., ITV Weather presenter On Friday some areas of London could see moderate to very high levels of air pollution.Mixing It Up , and amid that show of 31 other painters, was a distinctive and quirky voice, which makes her Camden Art Centre show, her first solo exhibition in a London public space, a mouthwatering prospect.

Professor Sir Kevin Fenton told the London Assembly the number of Covid cases peaked shortly before the New Year.And, in a further promising sign, cases were falling in all age groups, including the over 60s.Officers taped off the entrance to the building and paramedics were called to the scene."The peak itself is thought to have occurred just before the New Year consistent with what we saw in last year's peak of the winter period," Kevin Fenton told the London Assembly.The Air Quality Index uses a scale of 1 – 10 where 10 forecasts very high levels of air pollution."And since the New Year we've been seeing gradual declines in case rates initially in all ages and then more recently we've begun to see a downturn in case rates in those aged over 60," he added."Another man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit criminal damage," the statement added.Sir Jonathan Van-Tam to leave role as England's deputy chief medical officer Latest figures also show NHS hospital staff absences due to Covid have fallen week-on-week with the largest percentage in London.She’s a true original.

In the capital 4,167 hospital staff were ill with coronavirus or having to self-isolate on January 9, down 13% on the previous week of 4,765.Nearly 2,500 people have previously signed a petition demanding the removal of the sculpture on the website of political activist group 38 Degrees.It’s also suggested the general public reduce physical exertion, particularly outdoors, especially if they experience symptoms such as a cough or sore throat.However the figure is still more than three times the number at the start of December of 1,174.People arrive at a Covid 19 testing centre in Leytonstone, east London Despite the drop in infections Professor Fenton warned cases in London were still "phenomenally high".Officers were called at around 4."Although there is a temptation to say the worst is behind us that might be true on terms of the peak," Professor Fenton said.The Air Quality Index is based on five key pollutants: ozone."However, I'd like to draw the committee's attention to the fact that our rates are still phenomenally high.The bronze memorial to the 17th century figure was pulled down during a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol on June 7 2020, before being rolled into the water, and those responsible were acquitted on January 5 following an 11-day trial at the Old Bailey.Decriminalised Futures, ICA, Feb 15 to May 22,.

"They are in excess of 1,500 per 100,000 people.That's more than four times higher than where we were before the wave started," he added.Speaking to LBC Radio London mayor Sadiq Khan said: "Because of the huge sacrifices Londoners have made, because record numbers are getting the booster and the vaccine, we're seeing a reduction in the number of positive cases on a daily basis, we're seeing a reduction in the case rate in our city, we're seeing a reduction in admissions to hospital and we're seeing a reduction in those on ventilators but the case rate's still too high.".

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