Doesn’t look good in the UK. The numbers are rising rapidly, and if you follow that pace, according to some experts, you could soon reach 100,000 new infections per day. So it is also likely that planned relaxations will be postponed.
The number of infections with the delta variant doubles every nine days in the UK. Another 7,738 Britons tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours. This is much more than the number of infections reported two weeks ago. Then there were 3,398. About 90 per cent of infections in the UK are currently due to the delta variant, or better known as the Indian variant.
But experts have already indicated that the actual number of daily infections is likely to be more than double the effectively detected cases. According to Anthony Costello of University College London, the number of new cases could reach 100,000 per day within a month. This is while the UK has planned a ‘Freedom Day’ on June 21 and plans to ease the lockdown at that time. “If the government takes the risk, the NHS (British Health Care, editor). be overloaded. Let’s wait. Let it remain as it is now.”
The number of hospitalization cases will also increase. According to Chaand Nagpaul, chief executive of the British Medical Association, hospital admissions will rise to 2,000 per day. And it’s not only about these hospitalizations, but also the risk of the participation of large numbers of young people. They may experience symptoms in the long term.”
In the meantime, there will already be much speculation that the easing of the lockdown will be delayed until July 19. (sgg)