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Omicron could cause 75,000 deaths in England by end of April, say scientists

Peak of 2,400 daily hospital admissions is most optimistic scenario if England stays in plan B, say advisers

Omicron could cause between 25,000 and 75,000 deaths in England over the next five months without tougher Covid restrictions, experts have told the government.

Scientists from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) also warned that Omicron, first discovered in southern Africa, is likely to be the dominant coronavirus variant by the end of the month.

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