New record in UK, alarm is ringing in hospitals

A Masked Man in London. – Sputnik / Sipa

An increase in new coronovirus cases in the United Kingdom on Tuesday warned representatives of health services about the condition of hospitals, “at the center of the storm” and even in the already worsening England. Wave.

According to one study, the country, the most bereaved of more than 71,500 dead in Europe, relaunched the Kovid-19 epidemic since more than 74,500 infectious new variants were identified. On Monday morning, 12 April, 20,426 people were hospitalized in England affected by the disease, against 18,974 during the peak of the first wave.

Over 53,000 new cases in 24 hours

Despite extensive local reconstruction from the previous weekend, the number of new positive tests recorded in a single day reached a record 53,135 on Tuesday. Overall, more than 2.3 million people have tested positive in the UK, of which more than 71,500 have died.

“We are in the grip of the storm with a second wave of coronavirus widespread in Europe and this country,” the Director General of Public Health Services (NHS) for Simon Stevens in England said in a video posted on Twitter. .

Alerts in hospitals

Hospital services are “very busy”, with Matthew Kershaw on Tuesday testifying to the head of a hospital in Croydon, south London, citing the BBC’s “hard times”.

“Many (caretakers) have canceled their plans for Christmas to get volunteers to work and do overtime, but the truth is that many are crumbling,” Samantha warned on Twitter. Bat-Roden, Intensive Care Physician and President of the Doctors Association. According to him, hospitals lack oxygen, others lack volunteers and patients must take them more than a hundred kilometers away to find a place.

While 40% of the English population, all from mainland Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, have been instructed to stay home, particularly pushing back, calls for further hardening of measures in place are increasing. back to school.

AstraZeneca vaccine to be deployed soon in addition to Pfize / BioNTech?

The British government is counting vaccines to get out of the crisis. The Medicine Health Regulatory Authority (MHRA) is due to give its opinion on the vaccine developed in the coming years by the British laboratory AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. It has already authorized Pfizer / BioNTech to inject more than 600,000 people since 8 December.

Simon Stevens speculated that “by the end of spring” all vulnerable people in the country would have been vaccinated. “This is probably the biggest ray of hope for the coming year,” he said.

According to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a daily report on Tuesday said that vaccination efforts would have to double up to two million injections per week, to avoid a third wave of the virus. Wire.

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