With the increasing risk of overwhelming British hospitals, COVID-19 infection and related deaths have become serious milestones.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases recorded in the UK has now exceeded 3 million, because people are increasingly worried about new variants of the COVID-19 pandemic, so the human costs continue to increase.
British authorities announced another 59,937 new infections and 1,035 related deaths on Saturday, bringing the total number of deaths to 80,868, one of the highest in Europe, second only to Italy.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson issued an order to stay at home for the third time earlier this week. This is because people are increasingly worried that the hospital may be overwhelmed. The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan The capital announced a “major event”
Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reported in London that the situation was “extremely bad”.
“Before most people are vaccinated, it may have a major impact on how hospitals respond… [as well as] Death toll and infection rate. “He said.
To date, more than 1.5 million people in the UK have been pricked by the coronavirus. Among them, the elderly, their caregivers and health workers have been given priority in the immunization process.
The government launched a new public awareness campaign to make people better comply with coronavirus restrictions. Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty appeared in a video ad urging people to stay at home as much as possible to protect national health Bureau (NHS) and save lives.
Citizens are also encouraged not to be complacent and not to think that they are infected with the virus, otherwise people around them may suffer from COVID-19.
Last week, the government announced the third nationwide lockdown that is now underway because it is fighting a more prevalent new type of coronavirus that has swept the UK.
The surge in infections threatens overwhelmed hospitals, which puts more pressure on doctors and nurses who have been tired almost a year after the pandemic.
The spokesperson of the British Medical Association Council, the hospital anesthetist Dr. Tom Dolphin said: “We heard that people were being treated in ambulances and parking lots outside the hospital because no one was brought in.” The hospital maintains basic standards.”
According to Khan, in the first week of January alone, the number of COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in London hospitals increased by nearly a third, while the number of artificially ventilated patients increased by more than 40%.
Hundreds of firefighters drove ambulances with the help of health services.
Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip also received vaccinations on Saturday. It is understood that the monarch decided to disclose the information to prevent inaccuracies and speculation.
The UK is planning to use Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines to stop the spread of the virus.
The country’s regulator also approved a vaccine from the American company Moderna this week-the third vaccine approved for use.
The government’s goal is to vaccinate 15 million of the most vulnerable groups by mid-February, including frontline staff of the NHS, and deploy armed forces to assist deployment.