Scientists and health authorities have called for tougher restrictions in England as Coronavirus cases continue to rise and pressure on hospitals has increased, according to the British “Guardian” newspaper.
The independent expert group issued Sage A warning ahead of a government review of the grade system in England on Wednesday, and said that unless the entire country is immediately put under lockdown, there could be “tens of thousands” of preventable deaths..
The NHS providers, who are members of the Health Service, Mental Health, Community and Ambulance Services hospitals in England, have called for an expansion of Tier 4 restrictions across the country..
The claim comes in the same week that the number of patients in hospital after contracting Covid in England exceeded its peak in the first wave, with 20,426 people in hospital on December 28, and the numbers are expected to rise further as cases rise..
On Tuesday, coronavirus cases reached a new record high, with 53,135 cases reported in the UK and 47,164 in England. The average rate of seven days in London as a whole as of December 24 was 807.6 per 100,000 population, twice the rate in England, while Thorrock, in Essex, had more than 1,300 cases per 100,000 population for the same period..
Said Christina Bagel, professor of operational research at University College London and a member of the Independent Panel Sage Things were worse than ever. “The frightening thing is that the situation will continue to get worse,” she said. “Action needs to be taken now to avoid the collapse of the Health Services Authority in a few weeks. This is dangerous. “
The group warns that with the emergence of a new type of virus in the UK, which is estimated to be 56% more transmissible than previous variants, the situation has taken a turn for the worse and that the current level system is not sufficient even in places. Where a new replacement is rare.
According to an emergency statement from the committee, the very rapid rise of cases in London, the southeast and east of England in light of restrictions that kept growth much slower in the past, highlights the need to radically rethink how we deal with Covid-19 in the future, “adding that the cases were It is rising, albeit at a slower rate, in all English regions.