UK Sounds Alarm Ahead of ‘Big Surge’

Story Highlights
  • UK breaches 90,000 mark recording drastic surge in omicron cases.
  • 90,418 new cases of coronavirus documented with the government.
  • Vaccination program expedited to curtail the spread.

London: The United Kingdom on Saturday reported 90,418 new cases of Covid-19, breaching the 90,000 mark in two days in a row, according to government data.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan declared it a major incident as the hospitalization rates rose by 30% this week. A call for coordination between public agencies and govt COVID- 19 centres was sounded amidst the ferocious spread.On Friday, the tally for Omicron touched 25,000 adding 10,000 cases in the last 24 hours. With nearly 125 mortalities, the death toll has seen a drastic spike from 93,045 on Friday.

The government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) said it was “almost certain” that hundreds of thousands of people were being infected with the variant every day and were not being picked up in the figures. As per the prevailing curve of the variant, SAGE speculates a peak of at least 3,000 hospital admissions per day in England.

Boris Jhonson govt faced rebellion in his governing Conservative Party over some of the measures he has taken so far to try to curb COVID-19’s latest spread. According to sources, Johnson’s Brexit minister, David Frost, had resigned in part because of the new rules.

The country has been grappling to curb Omicron spread with a steadfast vaccination program. An increasing number of hospitalization has savaged the country’s prospectus. A booster campaign, originally targeted at people over 40 or belonging to a number of other vulnerable groups, has been extended to all over-18s. So far 25 million booster doses have been administered.

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