It's the Covid variant causing concern worldwide, with the WHO describing it as a very high global risk, but what do we know about Omicron so far?
A variation of Covid19 which started in Botswana and has since spread to South Africa and Hong Kong is concerning scientists.
In South Kesteven, the Covid-19 infection rate remains above the national average.
A further death from coronavirus has been recorded in the area.
The government has issued new advice on taking Covid tests as Europe battles a fourth wave and the UK races to administer more booster jabs.
People aged over 40 can now book their booster jab if eligible and 16 to 17-year-olds their second dose, as the national booking service opens.
Further deaths have been recorded in South Kesteven this week despite the infection rate dropping.
Can you get your money back for a day out, concert, show or event you have to cancel this Christmas because you, or a family member, catches Covid19?
A further fatality from covid has been recorded in South Kesteven at the weekend.
A number of coronavirus deaths have been recorded in South Kesteven in the past few days.
A further death from covid was recorded in South Kesteven at the weekend.
Cards for Good Causes will not open its shop in Grantham this year after the charity was hit hard by the pandemic.
Cases of new variant AY4.2 are rising rapidly in England but what do we know already about the new Delta strain?
Fewer than a quarter of Lincolnshire children aged 12 to 15 have so far been vaccinated for COVID according to government figures.
The area's coronavirus infection is higher than the national average as cases rise in South Kesteven.