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Double the number of cases of coronavirus infection in the UK confirmed in India in a week

Hounslow in London has become one of the UK’s largest hotspots for the first confirmed coronavirus variant in India on Thursday, May 27, 2021.

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Cases of the first Covid-19 variant confirmed in India more than doubled in the United Kingdom within a week, state health officials said Thursday.

By May 26, the number of infected people had reached 6959, an increase of 3535 from the previous week.

B.1.617.2 Variant, Highly contagious triple mutant strain Coronavirus infections are more likely to be transmitted than the first confirmed variant in England last fall, according to the UK Public Health Service.

According to PHE, Bolton, Bedford and Blackburn are currently the most affected regions in the UK, but in most parts of the country there are few cases of variants.

PHE added that inpatients are also increasing in some areas, noting that most inpatients are unvaccinated.

A study published by PHE last week Two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been shown to provide a high level of protection against strain B.1.617.2.

Jenny Harries, CEO of the UK Health and Security Agency, told PHE’s weekly magazine that the public needs to continue to act cautiously as the UK relaxes its lockdown restrictions.

“We now know that vaccination with both vaccines provides a high degree of protection against this variant and encourages everyone to be vaccinated,” she said.

“Be careful, work from home if you can, meet people outside as much as possible, and always remember’hands, face, space, fresh air’.”

England has begun Temporarily lift the lockdown restriction The government hopes to withdraw all measures by June 21st.

However, Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that “may have to wait” until the country returns to perfect normality, He told the BBC On Thursday, there was no “current data” suggesting that the June unlock would derail.

Johnson announces Early this month The UK says it will accelerate a second clinically vulnerable vaccination over the age of 50 to combat the epidemic of the B.1.617.2 strain.

By May 26, the UK had been vaccinated more than 62.6 million times and 73% of the adult population was first vaccinated. Almost half of adults in the UK are fully vaccinated with both vaccines.

On May 22, 883 people were hospitalized for Covid-19 in the UK, a significant decrease from the peak of 39,249 in January.

Double the number of cases of coronavirus infection in the UK confirmed in India in a week

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