O United Kingdom registered its highest number of deaths and hospitalizations for coronavirus since March this Tuesday, with the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, urging people to remain cautious even as the week records fewer virus infections.
The UK recorded 131 new covid-19 deaths, the highest daily total number since March 17, although it came after the country reported just 14 deaths on Monday, suggesting a weekend impact on the death record. .
The number of patients with covid-19 in British hospitals also rose significantly to 5,918, also the highest number since March, followed by a spike in the number of cases earlier this month.
The number of new infections has fallen every day for the past seven days, although Johnson emphasizes that the pandemic is not over yet.
“It’s very, very important that we don’t jump to conclusions about this (low case numbers),” Johnson told broadcasters, noting that it will take some time for the impact of lifting restrictions in England to enter the data.
“People have to remain very cautious and that remains the government’s approach.”
Johnson lifted restrictions against Covid-19 on England and is betting that it can make one of the biggest savings in the Europe shoot again now that many people are vaccinated, a decision that marks a new chapter in the response to the new coronavirus.
Imperial College epidemiologist Neil Ferguson said the end of the pandemic in the UK could be months away because vaccines have dramatically reduced the risk of hospitalization and death.
“We are not completely out of the woods, but the equation has radically changed,” Ferguson told the BBC. “I am confident that later in September, October, we will have left most of the pandemic behind.”
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