UK Covid cases drop by a quarter in a week with 30,825 infections recorded in a day as UK prepares plan for winter
THE variety of each day Covid cases in the UK has dropped by a quarter in a week.
An extra 30,825 infections have been recorded in the newest 24 hour interval, in comparison with 41,192 reported on September 6.
It brings the full quantity of people that have examined constructive for the virus for the reason that pandemic started to 7,256,559.
The UK’s coronavirus demise toll elevated by 61, with 134,261 fatalities in whole.
Both are a rise on yesterday’s 56 deaths and 29,173 cases, as properly as being up from the 48 and 26,476 recorded a fortnight in the past on August 30.
The newest authorities figures come as the UK prepares its Covid plan for the colder months.
Boris Johnson is alleged to be “very confident” a winter lockdown will not be wanted, however has refused to rule one out utterly.
He is making ready to unveil a toolbox of measures to keep away from a seasonal spike and danger a repeat of final 12 months’s hovering numbers and NHS disaster.
The blueprint shall be laid out tomorrow, with high docs Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance, with the deal with pencilled in for 4pm.
In a bid to stamp out a winter disaster which may cripple the well being service, youngsters aged 12 and over will begin being jabbed inside days, it was revealed right this moment.
Health chiefs urged ministers to offer them a single shot of Pfizer, with Chris Whitty insisting it could reduce the disruption to kids’s schooling – which has hit poorer pupils the worst.
Dr June Raine from the MHRA mentioned: “The benefits outweigh the risks of getting vaccinated and this includes those aged 12 to 15.”
And Russell Viner, professor of kid and adolescent well being at University College London (UCL) mentioned: “Vaccinating 12 to 15-year-olds remains a very marginal balance in medical terms, although with over 10 million teenagers vaccinated worldwide, we are now much clearer about safety in this age group.
“The pandemic has wrought a great deal of harm in the lives of our children and young people, including poorer mental health and disruptions to education and socialisation.”
It comes as…
- The UK should settle for 100 Covid deaths each day, says skilled – forward of Boris’ Winter Plan
- Boris Johnson was urged to scrap journey exams now as airways warn the UK is being ‘left behind’ regardless of its world-beating jabs rollout
- The UK is ‘falling behind’ in its Covid battle with teen jab delay risking giant ‘winter wave’
- Boris Johnson is to carry main press convention tomorrow to unveil Covid winter plan
- ‘Unsafe’ digital GP consultations as a default should finish, says the Queen’s former physician
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) mentioned proof had proven kids are “highly unlikely” to turn into severely unwell with Covid, but it surely had been “extremely concerned” in regards to the oblique results of the virus and an infection management measures.
It mentioned disruption to highschool attendance and extra-curricular actions had affected kids’s psychological well being and well-being.
“Reduced access to school has disproportionately impacted children from more deprived socio-economic groups and could have lifelong repercussions,” the RCPCH mentioned in a assertion.
“We believe that vaccination could benefit healthy children, irrespective of any direct health benefit, in enabling them to have less interruption to school attendance, to allow them to mix more freely with their friends, to give more protection to friends and family members whose health may be at risk from the virus, and to help reduce the anxiety some children feel about Covid-19.”
Currently solely over-16s and susceptible over-12s are being jabbed however there was widespread strain to increase the rollout to curb an infection as pupils return to highschool.
The UK has thus far administered 92,487,365 Covid caccines.
This contains 48,439,272 first jabs and 44,048,093 second doses.