A further 225 people have died in Covid-19 in UK hospitals, health authorities have confirmed.
The death toll rose to 195 in England, five in Scotland, 14 in Wales and 11 in Northern Ireland.
Statistics released by the Department of Health yesterday show that there are 14,5556 patients in the hospital infected with the virus.
A week ago, 222 people were confirmed dead at the hospital here.
Those who died in England ranged in age from 227 to 100, with all but two of them in good health.
The Midlands was the deadliest, with 62.
NHS England has confirmed where the latest deaths were reported:
- East England – 5
- London – 13
- Midlands – 62
- Northeast and Yorkshire – 54
- Northwest – 37
- Southeast – 16
- Southwest – 8
The official coronavirus death toll in the UK stands at 61,014, after 397 in all settings.
A week ago, 229 deaths were confirmed in UK hospitals – up from 270 a month earlier, on November 6.
This comes at a time when the United Kingdom is launching the largest scale vaccination program in the country’s history.
The chief executive of the Medicines and Health Care Product Regulatory Agency (MHRA), which has approved the Pfizer / Bioentech job Jun Rhine said they should have “true confidence” in the rigor of approval.
Dozens of hospital centers will be vaccinated from Tuesday – people aged 60 and over, care home workers and NHS workers who are at first risk.
The vaccine is being distributed across the UK through systems used specifically for public health in England and the NHS national immunization programs in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
NHS England said staff were working over the weekend to prepare for the launch.
Asked on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show how important the public health message is to ensuring that people actually get the vaccine, Dr. Rhine says: “This is extremely important.
“And I really want to emphasize that the highest standards of international quality, verification, safety and functionality and quality have been met.
“And so we should have real confidence in the rigor of approval.
“More than that, our human drug commission has scrutinized every piece of information, so there is no doubt that this is a very safe and highly effective vaccine.
“It will help us turn the corner. There really is no one among us who has not been affected by this epidemic, and our organization, like each other, is fully focused on working with us to help defeat this terrible disease.”