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Christmas plans have been thrown into doubt as many predict the government look to introduce further restrictions amid a tidal wave of Omicron cases across the country.

Omicron is the newest Covid-19 variant and it is unclear whether this variant is more or less severe than Delta, the previous strain.

Cases have been rising across the country, and the UK has recorded record breaking numbers of daily infections multiple times in the past week.

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The latest government data shows there are more than 10,000 cases of Omicron across the UK, with many more unconfirmed cases expected.

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On December 17, Professor Chris Whitty England’s Chief Medical Officer warned that further restrictions may be needed if the Omicron virus shows to be more severe.

HertsLive has found that regarding the number of confirmed and SGTF cases (S-gene target failure, a way of identifying Omicron cases in PCR tests) across Herts, St Albans is the county’s worst hit area.

To date, St Albans has recorded 91 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant and 249 SGTF cases.

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Here’s how many Omicron cases have been recorded in Hertfordshire, borough by borough

St Albans

Confirmed: 91

SGTF: 249

Total: 340

East Hertfordshire

Confirmed: 61

SGTF: 248

Total: 309

Welwyn Hatfield

Confirmed: 61

SGTF: 178

Total: 139

Three Rivers

Confirmed: 46

SGTF: 119

Total: 165


Confirmed: 39

SGTF: 166

Total: 205

North Hertfordshire

Confirmed: 37

SGTF: 156

Total: 193


Confirmed: 32

SGTF: 168

Total: 200


Confirmed: 30

SGTF: 142

Total: 172


Confirmed: 26

SGTF: 115

Total: 141


Confirmed: 22

SGTF: 188

Total: 210

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