Amid the meteoric spread of the Ômicron variant, the UK has recorded more than 122,000 new Kovit-19 cases in the last 24 hours, a new record since the outbreak.
It is one of the most corona-infected areas in Europe, recording 137 deaths over the same period – a total of 147,857 – and was admitted to 1,171 hospitals. Although there is not much difference in this last figure, it shows the accelerating course of the disease there.
Every country in the UK has its own expertise in health matters. For now, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland have announced that they will tighten the restrictions that will take effect after Christmas.
In the UK, Boris Johnson’s government opposed the imposition of further measures, relying on studies showing a lower risk of hospitalization with Ômicron than the delta variant, which until recently dominated.
However, experts fear that despite the low risk of serious illness, the number of patients is so high that it puts pressure on the hospital system.
Jenny Harris, director of the British Institute for Health Care, called the study a “ray of hope for Christmas” and argued that in their decisions, authorities were taking into account the impact of the epidemic on hospitals, but on society as a whole – especially workers.
In London, a week ago, one in 20 people was already estimated to have Covit-19. Thus, due to corporate closures and cancellation of transportation, the corona virus is again affecting many sectors of the economy.
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