The death toll at the Coronavirus Hospital in the United Kingdom has increased by 258, amid warnings that we are at a “critical stage” in the battle against the virus.
The tragic figure, announced by the health authorities, includes 192 deaths in England, 37 in Scotland, 8 in Northern Ireland, and 21 in Wales.
It is the largest daily rise in hospital deaths in five months.
The patients who died in English hospitals were between the ages of 27 and 101 with one person, aged 63, with no known underlying health conditions.
The Northwest saw the most casualties, with 73 missing, followed by the Midlands with 43.
Earlier today, a study found that nearly 100,000 people contract Corona Virus Every day in England – with nearly a million infected at one time.
Researchers from Imperial College London and Ipsos Murray warned that increased hospitalizations and deaths were “inevitable” during the second wave.
It is now feared that the daily rate of new infections will reach higher levels than at the start of the pandemic, as the official death toll in the United Kingdom is currently at 45,675.
The study found that across England the rate at which the virus is spreading – is 1.6, which means the virus doubles every nine days.
And the REACT study found that in London it can reach a height of 2.86.
In their report, the scientists warned of the need to follow measures to control the spread to contain the epidemic.
She said: “The occurrence of high prevalence and rapid growth means that the second wave of the epidemic in England has now reached a critical stage.
“While it is possible that some of the current control measures are too recent to be accessed through the data reported here, the high prevalence rate already reached and rapid acceleration means that there will inevitably be large numbers of hospitalizations and deaths. Resulting from the second wave.
“ Whether through regional or national measures, now is the time to get the virus under control and turn the R below one if more hospital admissions and deaths from COVID-19 are to be avoided.
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