Kovid-19: More than 122,000 cases in United Kingdom in 24 hours, new record

The United Kingdom, facing a meteoric outbreak of Omicron’s version, recorded more than 122,000 additional Covid-19 cases on Friday, a new record since the start of the pandemic.

In the worst-hit country in Europe by the pandemic, 137 additional deaths were recorded in 24 hours – bringing the total to 147,857 – but 1,171 hospitalizations, marking an acceleration, while this data, closely monitored, Remained for a slightly changed hour.

Each nation in the UK is responsible for health matters. So far, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland have announced strict restrictions that are set to come into force after Christmas.

For England, Boris Johnson’s government is procrastinating, relying exclusively on studies that until recently showed a lower risk of hospitalization with the Omicron variant compared to the flagship Delta.

However, officials fear that despite the low risk of a severe form, the number of cases is so high that it puts unbearable pressure on the hospital system.

Welcoming these studies as “a ray of hope for Christmas”, the director of the British Health Protection Agency, Jenny Harris, explained that officials were monitoring the pandemic’s impact on hospitals for their decisions, but on society as a whole. In a special way. Number of Employees.

According to estimates, a week ago in London, one in 20 people had Kovid-19. Many sectors are now being badly affected, leading to business closures and transport cancellations.

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