the United kingdom Friday (17), for the third consecutive day, recorded a record number of Covid-19 infections, with more than 93 thousand new cases and 111 deaths recorded in the past 24 hours – according to health authorities’ figures.
People draw hearts on the National COVID-19 Memorial Wall, which is being painted in memory of people who have died from coronavirus in the UK Photo: Luciana Guerra/AP
The country is one of the hardest hit by the pandemic in the world, with more than 147,000 people killed.
England’s chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, said on Thursday the sudden rise in cases was putting pressure on a health care system struggling with worker illness.
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Witty told lawmakers that micron by micron is so transmissible that even if it proves to be milder than other variants, it could still cause an increase in hospital admissions.
The record for hospitalizations with Covid-19 was 4,583 in January.
Although new cases are breaking records according to official data, United kingdom It did not have the capacity to conduct mass testing in March 2020, when the epidemic first hit the country, so the extent of infections at that time is unknown.
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