More than 2m people in the UK contracted coronavirus last week, according to recent statistics, which has resulted in more people accessing health care and faster access to hospitals.
A report from the Office for National Statistics, released Friday, revealed that last week on December 23 an estimated 2.3m people in the UK were infected with the virus. In England the figure was 1 out of 25 people, up from 45 in the previous week, while London had the highest rate, per 1 out of 15 inhabitants.
Similar rates in rebel countries were about one in 40.
The shortage of Covid-related staff at the NHS in England rose 31 percent weekly on December 26, according to NHS figures, with 24,632 employees sick or isolated. Approximately 68,000 workers – 5 percent of the workforce – became ill on that day for all reasons.
The risk of unemployment was highest in northern England. In the North West, where Covid-related shortages are on the rise, 6.2 percent of workers left for all reasons on December 26.
Despite this, Boris Johnson, the UK’s prime minister, insisted that the health profession was the best response Amount of Covid than the winter is over.
In London, an area that was first affected by the Omicron coronavirus and where hospitals are severely affected, the issue of Covid loss has become a major issue. Approximately 6,000 hospital workers were not diagnosed with the virus on December 23, five times the number of 1,174 workers who were not diagnosed earlier in the month. But there are signs of recurrence in recent days when absenteeism has dropped by 25 percent between December 23 and December 26.
At the same time, the number of patients receiving treatment mainly at Covid at the headquarters almost doubled from 850 on December 1 to 1,630 by December 28.
Prof Andrew Goddard, President of the Royal College of Physicians, said the NHS was experiencing a “double hit” of declining staffing and rising Covid acceptance.
“It’s usually a workforce problem for the next two or three weeks,” he said. “There’s not much you can do about this, you just have to go up in the storm.”
But he said in the Omicron primary area staffing problems could be reduced over time as health officials expect the waves to hit. “We’re starting to see people with Covid coming back,” he said. “Hopefully, the number of co-workers will be able to move forward once the number of Covid cases starts.”
In his New Year’s article, Johnson said: “No matter what we may worry about in the coming weeks and months, especially in Omicron and the growing number of hospital stays. . . our position on December 31 is much better than last year.
He also said that the government has achieved its goal of giving every eligible adult in England an interest rate by the end of the year.
Prof Stephen Powis, chief medical officer at the NHS in England, said health workers had “prepared for the worst”, adding that hospitals were “doing everything possible to clear the beds” in anticipation of the many Covid hospitals operated by Omicron surgery.
Having beds in emergency and overcrowded wards in England hospitals has been reduced from 93 percent on December 21 to 87 percent on December 28.
Prof Anthony Gordon, a consultant at St Mary’s Hospital in London, predicted that the NHS “could reduce preferential treatment. [and] the ability to prevent unnecessary activities “in order to deal with problems from Omicron.
Although the number of services provided mainly to Covid remains much lower than in previous waves, the NHS has not stopped many of the selected surgeries this time and is facing many challenges in the emergency and emergency departments.
The proportion of Covid-positive patients in London, who do not receive treatment mainly due to the disease has risen from 18 percent to 33 percent in December, led by a strong Omicron outbreak, but this results in increasing numbers. for Covid.
During the week until December 28 the number of patients with “Covid-positive” in London increased by 396, but the number of those treated for the disease increased by 433.
The number of Covid patients on London’s ventilators has risen slightly in December but this is a gradual increase in the total number of patients, indicating that the proportion of patients going to the emergency room is lower than in previous waves.
Dr Zudin Puthucheary, a London-based medical consultant and member of the Intensive Care Society, said the ICU’s headquarters were “sitting and waiting” for surgery, which is expected in mid-January.
He also said plans to repatriate workers “the other side” from previous waves, and to move physicians from intensive care to common wards, where workers “suffer the most” in increasing accreditation.
Separately on Friday, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency approved Paxlovid, a Covid drug manufactured by Pfizer, for use in the UK. UK has ordered more than 2.75 oral antiviral courses and wants to use it to treat the elderly and at-risk patients.