The United Kingdom Recorded this Friday (17), for the third day in a row, more than 93,000 new cases and 111 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, according to health officials.
People’s hearts are painted on the wall of the National Govt Memorial, painted in memory of those who died of the corona virus in the UK – Photo: Louisiana Curra / AB
With more than 147,000 deaths, it is one of the most affected countries in the world.
Chris Witty, chairman of the UK’s Medical Commission, said on Thursday that the increase in cases was putting pressure on the health care system affected by sick workers.
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Ômicron is highly contagious and although it proves to be milder than other types, it will still cause an increase in hospital admissions, Witty told lawmakers.
The number of hospital admissions with Covid-19 was 4,583 in January.
Although new cases have broken records according to official data, The United Kingdom It did not have mass testing capability in March 2020 when the epidemic first hit the country, so the extent of the epidemics was unknown at the time.
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