- The Health Department said that 5,274 new cases of Covid-19 were reported on Wednesday, which is the highest daily number of cases since March 26.
- Half of all adults in the UK have so far been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, a vaccine highly effective against Delta.
The havoc of Corona still continues in Britain. Despite continued lockdown in the UK, daily Covid cases have risen 49 percent in a week to over 5,000 and 18 deaths for the first time since March. At the same time, it is a matter of relief that half of the adults have been fully vaccinated so far.
Britain on Wednesday recorded more than 5,000 Covid cases for the first time in more than two months, while 18 more people died of the virus. The Health Department revealed that 5,274 new cases of the corona were reported on Wednesday, which is the highest number in a day since March 26. Whereas the country is under very strict lockdown rules. This represents an increase of 49 percent over the figure recorded last Thursday.
Deaths from Corona on Wednesday are 80 percent higher than the previous week, last week the number was 10, although this number may be higher than normal due to banks’ weekends, holidays, and delays in reporting.
At the same time, on Monday, for the first time since March 2020, the number of deaths due to Covid-19 was recorded as zero in the country. For the first time since the pandemic began, the government and health minister Matt Hancock presented it as evidence that vaccinations averted the worst crisis caused by the coronavirus.
Let us inform you that Britain is fifth in the world in terms of Covid dead, but on Monday, for the first time since March 2020, there has not been a single death from Covid in the country in the last 28 days. In Britain on Monday, the death toll against the coronavirus became zero, in the last 28 days, many positive cases were reported here, but in the meantime, no covid patient died.
The result of a highly contagious delta
The government said the rising number of infections is a result of the highly contagious delta that has become dominant in Britain and is responsible for more than three out of four new cases. The government revealed that in the midst of all this, it is a matter of relief that half of all adults in the UK are now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Two doses of the vaccine are also effective against the new strain and prevent most people from getting sick or dying with COVID.
A total of 2,64,22,303 people have been given the second dose since vaccination started about six months ago. This equates to 50.2 percent of all people 18 years of age and older. Roughly 75.5 percent of adults in the UK have received their first dose of vaccine.
Meanwhile, UK Public Health’s weekly COVID report found that every UK region and age group has seen an uptick in cases of infection among people under the age of 20.
Ministers are still silent on whether the lockdown will be allowed to end on June 21 as planned, but Health Minister Matt Hancock said there was a ‘good sign’ that hospitalizations should be vaccinated. The number of people who have passed away is very less.
The health minister said the government was keeping a close watch on the level of daily cases but stressed that “what really matters” is how many people are hospitalized and die of the disease and their number after vaccination. How much is there in it?
Meanwhile, scientists in Britain have urged the government to push ahead with the plan to lift the lockdown on June 21, as there is a threat of a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
Ravi Gupta, an Indian-origin scientist at the University of Cambridge, said that the infection rate in the country is still low, but there has been a rapid increase in the cases of B1.617.2 form, which was first reported in India in recent times. This form has been named ‘Delta’.
He advised that the plan to lift the lockdown on June 21 be postponed for a few more weeks so that the vaccination campaign can control the rapidly spreading form of Covid-19.