United Kingdom and Italy register more than 300 deaths from Covid-19 in one day | News
The health authorities of the United Kingdom reported 398 deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the second consecutive day that there has been an increase in the number of deaths in the country, and the highest number in the last 11 months.
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They detail that this figure, which largely corresponds to the expansion of the Ómicron variant in the country, exceeds the 379 deaths reported the day before.
Statistical data also reveal that the 1,724 fatalities registered in the last week represent an increase in fatality of 44.3 percent, expressed in 529 more deaths than in the same previous period, and the total since the beginning of the pandemic amounted to 151,007 deaths.
To which is added a new increase in infections, which went from 120,821 on Tuesday to 129,587 on the last date, with London as the epicenter of the new wave of infections; In addition, infectious levels in general fell by 19 percent, setting the infection rate at 1,736.8 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Faced with this new wave, the Government of Boris Jhonson has reestablished health protocols such as the return to teleworking; and the mandatory nature of the vaccination certificate to access certain facilities, as part of a Plan B which also aims to promote the administration of the so-called booster dose to people, with 62.5 percent of citizens reinforced up to this minute, and without consider necessary other restrictions.
Italy also with a tense mortality outlook
Without reaching the record number of 793 coronavirus patients who died in one day, which corresponds to March 20, 2020, Italy also showed a rise in this indicator for the second consecutive date, after registering 313 fatalities in the last 24 hours.
With this number, 19 deaths higher than the day before, the total number of deaths since the beginning of the epidemic caused by the Sars-Cov-2 virus has risen to 139,872 fatalities.
Meanwhile, infections reflected a slight decrease, from 220,532 on Tuesday, to 196,224 in the last day, with which 7,971,068 infections have accumulated since February 2020.
The Italian Executive put into force new measures to stop the current wave of infections, including the prohibition of entering public transport, cafes, gyms and other places unless they show proof of vaccination or have recently recovered from the virus.
Italy has more than 86 percent of its population over 12 years fully immunized; and nearly 75 percentage points of those eligible have received the reinforcement guideline.