The UK is reporting nearly 180,000 new infections per day and an increase in hospitalizations

The country has exceeded 14 million infections since the announcement of the epidemic

Madrid 6 one. 2022 (Europe Press) –

British health authorities on Thursday confirmed nearly 180,000 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, amid an increase in hospitalizations.

Specifically, Britain’s Department of Health has reported 179,756 infections and 231 deaths since Wednesday, down from 194,747 cases and 334 deaths the day before.

The total number of hospitalized patients in the country is 17,988, nearly 700 more than the day before, although the number of patients requiring respiratory assistance has fallen from 911 to 855 in the past 24 hours.

With this data, the country has already recorded 149,515 deaths and more than 14 million infected since the crisis was announced.

These numbers were released a day after it was announced that the UK government will scrap the requirement for a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test to enter the country and travelers will not have to self-isolate on arrival until they receive a PCR result.

In one guise, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has justified that some of the restrictions imposed when the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 has now been discovered have a “limited effect”, given that the mutation is increasingly prevalent in the world. Country.

For this reason, I have decided to abolish the requirement to arrive in the country with a negative diagnostic test, a procedure that will take effect on Friday at 4:00 am (local time). With regard to isolation until obtaining a PCR, the British government has replaced this test with a rapid test, which will have to be done no more than two days after arriving in the UK. If it is positive, they will have to resort to PCR.

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