The UK has recorded 448 new Omicron cases in the latest 24-hour period – taking the total across the country to 1,265.
It comes after 249 new infections of the COVID-19 variant were reported on Thursday.
No additional cases have been recorded in Northern Ireland.
A total of 58,194 COVID infections and 120 deaths within 28 days of a positive test were reported across the UK, the figures showed.
It’s the highest daily increase in cases since 9 January this year and the sixth biggest rise on record for the UK.