According to the UK Health Safety Agency (UKHSA), the new variant Eris accounts for one in every 7 new cases nationwide.
Eris was recorded as the second most common variant in the UK, after Arcturus, which accounts for about half of the cases, with 39.4 percent.
Authorities reported that they are closely monitoring the situation as the increase in COVID-19 cases worldwide continues.
According to Zoe, which estimates figures on COVID-19 infections and vaccination rates in the UK, the estimated number of cases from 606,656 on 4 July rose by 200,000 to 785,980 on 27 July, according to the COVID-19 Symton Study.
Interaction in confined spaces and reduced immunity can cause an increase
Experts suggested that the increase in COVID-19 cases in the country may be related to the flocking of millions of people to the cinema after the Barbie and Oppenheimer movies were released on July 21.
It is considered that the gathering of people at close distance in closed and poorly ventilated areas may have increased the rates of transmission.
It is stated that the decrease in immunity against the disease and the passage of a certain time after the COVID-19 vaccines may also cause an increase in cases.