The coronavirus pandemic is more under control in some European countries such as Spain, but there are other countries where cases are again skyrocketing. In the United Kingdom, there have already been more than 40,000 cases per day for 5 days, and not only cases, but also deaths and hospitalizations that exceed those of other countries in the region.
The health authorities are therefore facing a very tough winter. The keys are several, but among them is vaccination, the United Kingdom had led the campaign in Europe, but logically immunity has been weakened earlier for the British, especially for the elderly.
In addition, the lifting of almost all restrictions has facilitated indoor crowds and few wear masks, as in England it is voluntary.
There are currently 7,086 hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Separately, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimated that the total increase in cases means that one in 60 people in England had contracted COVID in the week to 9 October, compared with one in 45 in Wales, one in 80 in Scotland and one in 120 in Northern Ireland.
More than 85% of people aged 12 and over in the UK have received the first dose of the vaccine and more than 78% have received both doses, according to the latest figures.
Yesterday, Sunday, 45,140 people in the UK tested positive for COVID-19, figures that complicate the country’s coronavirus situation.