Tuesday , December 1 2020

The number of deaths from the UK coronavirus has increased by 250, the biggest increase on Sunday since May 3

UK hospital deaths from the coronavirus rose by 250 ahead of the announcement of Boris Johnson’s ‘Covid’ winter plan.

The death toll today is the highest increase on Sunday since May 3, when 358 deaths were recorded.

In England, the number of new hospital deaths from the coronavirus was 222, Scotland recorded seven fatalities, Wales recorded 11 more deaths, and Northern Ireland reported 10 people died in hospital.

Last Sunday the death toll in hospitals increased by 168 people.

On the previous Sunday, November 8, another 161 patients died, and on Sunday earlier, November 1, there were 137 deaths.

Yesterday, the number of deaths from the coronavirus in the UK rose by 391, Saturday’s biggest increase since May.

In English hospitals, 316 more died from the coronavirus, Scotland recorded another 37 deaths, in Wales the number of deaths increased by 28, and in Northern Ireland there were unfortunately another 10 deaths.

The latest figures have been published

Scotland has recorded seven deaths from the coronavirus and 844 positive tests in the last 24 hours, according to the Scottish Government.

New data released show that the death toll under the measure – those who tested positive for the virus first in the last 28 days – has risen to 3,503.

The daily test pass rate is 5.4%, compared with 5.9% the previous day.

In Scotland, a total of 88,361 tested positive, compared with 87,517.

Of the new cases, 309 are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 181 in Lanarkshire and 119 in Lothian.

There are 1,170 people in the hospital who have been confirmed to have the virus, 23 fewer in 24 hours.

Of these patients, 95 are in intensive care, 5 less.

Medical staff on the Covid-19 ward at Neath Port Talbot Hospital, Wales

The Department of Health said another 10 people with Covid-19 have died in Northern Ireland.

The death toll recorded by the department now stands at 933.

There were also 342 other confirmed cases of the virus in the last 24-hour reporting period.

In total, 49,784 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland since the start of the pandemic.

The latest figures come as Boris Johnson is expected to make a Commons statement to announce his “Covid Winter Plan” on Monday.

NHS worker being tested for coronavirus

Medical personnel wearing personal protective equipment (PPE)

Mr Johnson is to announce that the blockade in England will end on December 2.

When it ends, England will be subject to a three-tier regime of regional restraints – similar to the pre-blockade regime, but with stricter measures.

A spokesman said: “It will also indicate how people will be able to see their loved ones on Christmas, even though ministers make it clear that it will not be a normal holiday season.”

Statistician Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter previously said that if the country survives the winter with the same number of deaths as it did during the severe flu season, it would be fine.

He told Times Radio on Sunday that only with restrictive measures even that – with potential tens of thousands of deaths – was possible.

Sir David, statistician and president of the Winton Center for Risk and Evidence Communication at Cambridge University, added: “This will be a bad year. [2021], there will be tens of thousands of Covid deaths in winter, and there is little we can do about it.

“Overall, it can look like a bad flu season, especially since there is very little flu.

“There will be people who say, ‘Why all the fuss if it’s just a bad flu season? “.

“Don’t listen to them, this is real disinformation, it will only be because of the measures taken.

“If we get away with what looks like a year to a bad flu year, we’ll do very well.”

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