Covid live news: Germany registers record 92,223 new cases; Omicron variant now dominant in Italy

Robert Koch Institute reports another daily cases record and 286 deaths; Italy’s National Health Institute says at least 81% of cases are Omicron

Read more

Covid live: UK reports nearly 400 virus-linked deaths for second day; Germany chancellor calls for mandatory jabs

UK reports 129,587 new positive Covid-19 cases and 398 more deaths; Germany should make vaccinations mandatory for adults, says Olaf Scholz

Read more

Covid live news: Omicron accounts for 58.6% of all infections in US; Wales reports 12,378 cases in past 48 hours

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data highlights spread of new variant; Wales warns it is quickly catching up with rates in England

Read more

Covid live: UK considering door-to-door vaccinations, reports say; Israeli PM isolating after daughter tests positive

Vaccination teams could go door-to-door in UK to reach those yet to have jabs; Naftali Bennett isolating at home after daughter’s positive Covid test

Read more

Covid news live: Omicron carries lower hospitalisation risk, studies suggest; China locks down city of 13 million

Data from the UK and South Africa suggest Omicron carries a reduced risk of hospitalisation and severe disease; Xi’an, China, is under strict lockdown following 52 new infections

Read more

Covid live: UK minister not ruling out ‘circuit breaker’ before Christmas; Netherlands lockdown begins

Health secretary says government keeping ‘everything under review’; shops closed and Christmas plans in disarray as lockdown comes into force

Read more