The United Kingdom continues at maximum levels of contagions by covid-19 after registering another 189,213 in the last 24 hours, 45.1% more than a week ago, according to data released today by the British Ministry of Health.
The figure released today follows the 183,037 positives computed on Wednesday and consolidates an upward trend driven by the already majority omicron variant, more transmissible, although it is believed to be less serious, than others of the virus.
According to these data, in the last 24 hours there have been 332 more deaths from covid-19, 10.6% less than seven days ago, up to a total of 172,657 since the start of the pandemic.
The latest data for hospitalizations throughout the country is from December 24, when 1,152 were registered, 32.3% more than the previous week.
However, England’s National Health Service (NHS) reported today that the total number of people hospitalized for covid In this region it amounts to 11,452 today, 61% more than seven days ago and the highest number since last February, when a peak of 34,336 was reached.
82.4% of the population over 12 years of age have received the full two-dose vaccination schedule in the UK, and 58.3% have received the booster dose, the ministry noted.
The British Government has confirmed that it works to acquire more tests of antigens and PCR, before a shortage of supply mainly in Scotland and England.
In parallel, the NHS has started to enable eight “hospitals“Interim in the English region, the most populated, to face “A possible wave of income” in the coming weeks, the health authorities have indicated.
The conservative government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to specify in the coming days whether it intends to increase social restrictions in England, where there are fewer than in other parts of the United Kingdom. EFE