UK coronavirus hospital deaths rise by 391, biggest rise on Saturday since May


The UK’s coronavirus hospital death toll rose by 391, the biggest increase on Saturday since May.In hospitals across England, 316 more have died from the coronavirus, Scotland has recorded 37 more deaths, in Wales the death toll has increased by 28 and in Northern Ireland 10 more deaths have unfortunately been recorded.

The total number of deaths was the biggest increase on Saturday since May 2, when 469 deaths were reported.

Last Saturday, November 14, the death toll increased by 370. The previous Saturday, November 7, 366 deaths were recorded.

Yesterday, the number of coronavirus deaths in UK hospitals rose by 401.

NHS England said 326 people had died in its hospitals, including two aged 20 to 39.

Scottish health authorities said 32 people had died there, while Wales had recorded 31 patient deaths. Northern Ireland recorded 12 deaths yesterday.

The death toll from coronavirus has risen sharply today

Scotland has recorded 37 deaths from the coronavirus and 887 positive tests in the past 24 hours, according to the Scottish government.

New figures released show the death toll under the measure – of people who tested positive for the virus for the first time in the previous 28 days – has risen to 3,466.

The positivity rate of the daily test is 5.9%, compared to 4.8% the day before.

A total of 87,247 people have now tested positive in Scotland, up from 86,630.

Of the new cases, 234 are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 246 in Lanarkshire and 140 in Lothian.

There are 1,193 people in hospital confirmed to be carrying the virus, down from 41 in 24 hours.

Of these patients, 100 are in intensive care, an increase of 12.

A test site in Salford

Ten more people with Covid-19 have died in Northern Ireland, the Department of Health said.

The death toll recorded by the department now stands at 923.

There were also 357 other confirmed cases of the virus recorded during the last 24-hour reporting period.

A total of 49,442 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland since the start of the pandemic.

Death toll increased in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Health Secretary Matt Hancock told Briefing No.10 yesterday that he was “increasingly confident” of a return to normalcy by spring. ”

The news came the day government advisers said the outbreak could finally abate.

The R rate – the number of people infected with each new case – is now between 1 and 1.1, down from 1 to 1.2 the week before.

It appeared that a vaccine against the coronavirus could be available to everyone in early April, signaling a return to normal.

An NHS plan shows all age groups can start receiving the vaccine by the end of January if supplies are ready.

He is counting on the government deploying an unprecedented logistical effort.

The NHS England planning document assumes 75% vaccine utilization and states that up to five million people will receive the vaccine each week.

Coronavirus vaccine could be available to everyone by April

Two doses will be needed 28 days apart.

The document says nursing home residents, social workers and healthcare workers will be the first in line starting early next month.

Those over 80 could start receiving the jab from mid-December, then the 70-79 group from late December.

At the beginning of January, it would be the turn of 65 to 69 year olds and all those under 65 at high and moderate risk.

50 to 64 year olds will receive the jab from mid-January, followed by 18 to 49 year olds from late January to March.


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