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UK sets new record of more than 129,000 Covid cases in a day

Record number of cases reported despite incomplete data set as Omicron fuels wave of infections

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Covid cases in the UK have reached a record high, with 129,471 new cases reported on Tuesday in England and Wales, as the Omicron variant continues to fuel a winter wave of infections.

While official data was not provided for Scotland and Northern Ireland, a record 117,093 cases – infections that are picked up through testing – were reported for England, up from a previous high of 113,628 on Christmas Day.

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