of Britain COVID-19 After a week, there has been an increase of 20 percent in the infection. boris johnson He warned that the fate of the country this winter rests on how many people get their boosters.
Health department officials reported 36,517 more cases today, up from 30,305 reported last Sunday.
The death toll from the virus saw an increase of 1.6 per cent, with 63 people having died today, compared to 62 on November 7.
Hospitalizations fell by 8.9 per cent on Tuesday, the most recent date that data is available, from 1,055 to 968 and English hospitals have around 8,600 Covid patients, up from 12,000 at the same time last year.
In addition, another 31,806 first dose and 23,668 Also given out means that 50,557,065 people have received at least one jab and 46,009,463 people have received two.
figures come later Boris Johnson spoke of a ‘storm cloud’ over Europe as he warned of what would happen if Britons did not get booster vaccines.
Today the Austrian government ordered a nationwide lockdown for the illiterate in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
Chancellor Alexander Schellenberg confirmed that millions of citizens would be put under lockdown from tomorrow amid a worrying trend in infections.
The move, which will affect nearly two million people in the country of 8.9 million, prohibits non-vaccinated individuals from leaving their homes except for basic activities such as work, grocery shopping – or getting vaccinated.
This will not apply to children under the age of 12 as they have not yet been officially vaccinated.
Austria has one of the lowest vaccination rates in Western Europe, with only about 65 percent of the total population fully vaccinated.
In recent weeks, the country has faced a worrying trend in infections, with 11,552 new cases reported on Sunday; A week ago there were 8,554 new infections.
The seven-day infection rate is 775.5 new cases per 100,000 residents.
In comparison, the rate in neighboring Germany is 289, which has already sounded the alarm over the rising number.
it came Angry clashes erupt between Dutch protesters and police after objecting to partial withdrawal of lockdown Introduced by the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte.
This week the prime minister pointed to outbreaks in Europe and warned that ‘storm clouds are gathering over the continent’ that could hit Britain further.
He said: ‘What I am saying today is the urgency of getting that booster jab is clearer than ever. If you can get it, that’s great, the level of security it gives you is awesome and so people over the age of 50, what we’re calling next, should come over and get it. should do.’
Yesterday ‘Professor Lockdown’ Neil Ferguson said a Netherlands-style lockdown in Britain was ‘unlikely’ despite a ‘surge’ in the UK’s COVID cases.
A member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) said the situation in Britain is different from other European countries as the wave of infections is gradually easing.
The Imperial College London professor told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: ‘We have two or three weeks of decline in cases and admissions to hospitals – it may be less, it is too early to say.
‘There are signs of bullishness in the last few days.
‘But we are in a very different situation from the European countries you are talking about (Netherlands, Germany).
Coronavirus infections in the Netherlands have been on the rise for over a month after most social distancing measures were phased out in late September, and in the past week reached their highest level since July.
Austria’s seven-day infection rate is 775.5 new cases per 100,000 residents
Austria’s Chancellor Alexander Schalenberg said that millions of citizens who have not been vaccinated will be put under lockdown from tomorrow.
JVT says Covid crisis ‘very calm’ after Easter… but other scientists warn of eight years of misery
Britain’s Covid crisis is set to be ‘very calm’ after Easter, Jonathan Van-Tam predicted today – but other scientists warned it could drag on for another eight years.
England’s deputy chief medical officer warned there would be “turns and bumps” along the way and acknowledged the situation was becoming increasingly difficult to forecast.
But he told a medical conference today: ‘I think, generally speaking, the waters will be pretty calm after Easter.’
Professor Van-Tam cautioned that this was dependent on the successful roll out of booster doses, which are being offered to all over 50.
His words were in stark contrast to the eminent epidemiologist Professor Tim Spector, who warned that it could take years to become a manageable, seasonal virus.
‘We need to think about the time scale – it’s not in months, it’s not until next Christmas, it’s a question of whether it will be three years or eight years,’ he said.
Since the beginning of July, we have had much higher case numbers – between 30,000 and 50,000 a day – than in fact the last four months.
‘There’s clearly some downside to this. It also had a paradoxical reversal in increasing the immunity of the population compared to countries such as Germany, the Netherlands and France, which were very few in number and are now seeing only an increase.’
The epidemiologist, whose modeling helped spark the first lockdown last year, said he hoped Britain could ‘escape’ from returning to social distancing restrictions this winter.
He said: ‘I think it’s unlikely we’ll get anything close to last year’s catastrophic winter wave.
We may see slower growth in October, for example, but nothing quite as fast as we saw last year.
‘We can’t be complacent, but at this point in time I don’t think we’ll be in a position where coming to the Netherlands, they really need to use social distancing to top the growing number of cases.
‘I have great hope that we can survive this in this country.’
And England’s ‘immune wall’ was praised by the Office for National Statistics as a large-scale trial study showed the overall size of the country’s Covid outbreak dropped 16 percent last week to less than 1 million Gaya.
No10 has said it will only return to its winter Covid ‘Plan B’ strategy if the NHS faces ‘untenable’ pressure, which ministers argue has not yet happened despite health leaders insisting otherwise Is.
“Let me be absolutely clear with people, we’ve been here before – and we remember what happens when the wave starts,” Mr Johnson said during a visit to a pharmacy in south London.
but The Independent SAGE has called on the government to activate its winter ‘Plan B’ to protect the NHS.
The pressure group, made up of eminent experts who have pushed for an Australian-style virus eradication strategy, said mandatory masks and widespread WFH were needed ‘urgently’ to ‘save the NHS and Christmas’.
The group claimed that “very high levels of COVID-19” are putting “extreme pressure” on healthcare.
“The government urgently needs to bring in Plan B… The pressure on the NHS is extreme and growing, the treatment backlog is at a record high, it needs to act now,” the Independent Sage said.
‘Most importantly, work from home where possible and the need for mandatory face masks in indoor locations. We also believe that additional protective measures, including financial assistance for self-isolation and ensuring good ventilation in schools and other public places, should be brought in.
The overall size of England’s Covid outbreak shrank 16% to less than 1 million last week, large-scale trial study shows experts praise the country’s ‘wall of immunity’ … but one in 60 The person was still infected on any given day.
England’s Covid outbreak shrank by 16 per cent in size last week, official figures revealed today as experts lauded the country’s ‘wall of immunity’ for keeping the virus at bay.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS), a government agency that analyzes thousands of random tests to track the spread of infections, said an estimated 925,400 people were infected on any given day in the week ending November 6.
That equates to one in 60 people to be infected and is a marked drop on the 1,103,300 count published last week, which did not indicate any slowdown despite separate figures showing England’s outbreak naturally backfired. .
Cases seem to be falling across all age groups, especially among children aged 11 to 16. But about 4.8 percent of secondary school pupils were still thought to have carried the virus in the past week, compared with about 7.5 percent during the half-week.
Meanwhile, government advisors also revealed today that the R rate has fallen for the second week in a row. The UK Health Protection Agency (UKHSA) now estimates the rate to be between 0.8 and 1, providing further evidence that the outbreak is decreasing.
One expert claimed the drop was triggered ‘almost entirely by a wall of immunity rather than behavioral changes or restrictions’, with a combination of an explosion in cases going back to schools and the country’s vaccination campaign credited for the drop. has given.
Separate data published yesterday confirmed this trend. The UK’s largest symptom-tracking study showed cases have fallen by about a fifth in the biggest weekly drop since the summer.
But the department for health test data yesterday showed that there was a 14 per cent increase in Covid cases in the last week, the first increase in 10 days. But hospitalizations and deaths declined week-on-week.