In the UK, 1564 patients with coronavirus died on Wednesday, with the epidemic killing 84,767 people in the country so far. These 1564 people have died within 28 days of being infected, which was the worst since the epidemic last year. With 47,525 infections confirmed in the country, the number of hospital admissions is down for the first time since early December in London.
Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned that there is a risk of severe stress on hospitals’ medical capacity. At the House of Commons liaison, Johnson said the situation in the National Health Service was very difficult and that the pressure on staff was ‘too high’. He again called on people to follow the lock-down rules.
The Kovid-19 vaccine supply began for drug stores in Britain
Meanwhile, the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has intensified its largest vaccination campaign and has begun delivering Kovid-19 vaccines to drug stores nationwide. British pharmacy chains such as Boots and Superdrug and many other drug stores have joined the first hundreds of community pharmacies offering vaccines on a clinical basis. With the Pfizer / Bionotech and Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccines coming out later this month, 200 community pharmacies are scheduled to provide online services over the next fortnight.
“It is amazing that the pharma plant is now being used to vaccinate Kovid-19,” said Britain’s Health Minister Matt Hancock. These help to run vaccination programs locally and in accessible locations. “The government has targeted millions of people over the age of 70 and up front to vaccinate the country by mid-February. Vaccines are now available in hundreds of places, including hospitals. Seven large vaccine centers have opened this week.