Record numbers of Covid-19 deaths and hospital admissions as UK health service under strain

The UK recorded it’s 2nd highest number of deaths from Covid 19 since the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown 23rd March 2020.

According to official government figures there were 1,162 people who died yesterday from the coronavirus.

In the last 7 days, 400,640 people have tested positive for the virus and 22,608 people have been admitted to hospital with the virus as doctors and health officials warn that hospitals in the UK are on the brink of collapse as the numbers of admissions are expected to rise further in the next 2 weeks.

The Labour leader, Kier Starmer has reportedly warned that the virus was “out of control” in the UK with one in fifty people in the UK now having the virus.

The government announced that from next week international travellers to the UK will need to show a negative Covid-19 test result before being allowed in the UK in an effort to stop the spread of new variants of the virus from entering.

1,296,432 Covid-19 vaccines have been administered as of 3 January 2021 as a vaccine programme is rolled out to the most vulnerable and elderly, making it easier to protect care home residents and other vulnerable people against Covid-19.

A wider vaccination programme to the wider public is expected to begin from around March 2021.

 

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