UK worried about rise in Delta variant cases – Alles Europa News Update on Covid-19 monitoring around the world.
[Alles Europa News] ; A third wave of Covid-19 in the United Kingdom? It is mentioned because contaminations linked to the Indian variant – named Delta by the WHO – are increasing dangerously, despite a successful vaccination campaign.
The government is under fire from criticism, scientists asking it to postpone the end of the restrictions, scheduled for June 21.
Today, every day are counted more than 3,000 new cases, as well as a hundred hospitalizations, against 4,500 at the peak of the crisis five months ago. An increasing number but which remains limited.
A long confinement and a massive vaccination campaign that began in December went through this: a first dose was administered to more than 39 million Britons (74.9% of the adult population) and a second to more than 25 million (48 , 9% of adults).
A study published last week attests that the vaccine protects against the Delta variant, but with two doses.
Except that in the United Kingdom, it takes twelve weeks for the second injection, more than twice as long as in the EU or Switzerland. It’s too long, warn scientists.
The number of cases is high especially in the north-west of England. Some expert people call for calm because, throughout the United Kingdom, contamination remains low.
As of Monday, no deaths from the coronavirus were reported in the country, for the first time since July.
This decrease in the number of deaths is symbolic good news for the most bereaved country in Europe, with almost 128,000 deaths due to the pandemic.