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UK has 10 people in hospital with Omicron, deputy PM Raab says

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UK has at least 250 people in hospital with Omicron, deputy PM says
UK has at least 250 people in hospital with Omicron, deputy PM says   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

(Corrects to show that British Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab misspoke when he said 250 people were in hospital with Omicron. He later said that 10 people were in hospital and that he had misheard the question.)

LONDON – (This story officially corrects to show that British Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab misspoke when he said 250 people were in hospital with Omicron. He later said that 10 people were in hospital and that he had misheard the question.)

British Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab said on Tuesday that there were 10 people in hospital with Omicron.

Earlier, Raab had told Sky News that there were at least 250 people with Omicron in hospital. He then told the BBC that nine people with Omicron were in hospital.

“I misheard one of the questions,” Raab told ITV when asked about the range of figures. “The figures are one dead from Omicron, 10 in hospital.”

When asked to clarify the figures, a spokesman for the justice ministry told Reuters to call the health ministry. The health ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.