(ANSA) – LONDON, MAY 17 – The day-to-day data of the United Kingdom on the Covid emergency released today by the health authorities remain at their lowest in Europe, despite the concerns about the surge in cases of the ‘Indian variant’ in some cities and counties and by the government of Boris Johnson. The infections in the last 24 hours are confirmed stable below 2000 on over a million tampons, while the deaths stop at 5. As for the total number of people hospitalized in the island’s hospitals, between ordinary wards and intensive care, the total sum referring to last week it had even dropped below one thousand mark.
Meanwhile, vaccines exceed 57 million doses administered, including over 20.2 million boosters: with the first dose now guaranteed to 70% of the entire adult population over 18 in the Kingdom and the second to almost 40%. To address fears of the ‘Indian variant’, more transmissible than the original strain, but no longer resistant to vaccines according to initial indications, the UK government is aiming for sweeping tests in areas where cases are reported and an increase in vaccines in the worst hit cities: up to over 6,200 per day starting Saturday in locations like Bolton or Blackburn. (HANDLE).
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