Deaths in European countries from COVID-19 infections are on the rise. 170 people have died in the UK – the highest number of deaths since March. In Italy, 54 people died on the last 24 hours. Professor Massimo Galli noted that now it is mostly young people who are asymptomatic. “It is therefore likely that the number of those infected is much higher than the official figure,” he said.
Over the past 24 hours, the UK has registered 170 deaths due to COVID-19, the highest number since March 12, and detected 26.8 thousand. coronavirus infections – reported Tuesday. On the other hand, the balance of new infections is almost 1,600 lower than on Monday, but over 3,300 higher than last Tuesday.
In the last seven days, almost 207,000 people were detected. infections – by 5.6 percent more than the previous seven. Since the start of the epidemic, 6.32 million infections have been detected in the UK, resulting in the death of 131,149 people. It ranks sixth in the world in terms of the total number of infections. As for deaths – seventh.
Vaccinations in Great Britain
Up to and including Monday, nearly 47.37 million people received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and both more than 40.84 million. This is, respectively, 89.6 percent. and 77.2 percent adult inhabitants of the country.
The UK Medicines Authority, MHRA, approved the Moderna vaccine for use in young people aged 12-17 on Tuesday. This is the second vaccine to be approved by the MHRA for use in this age group – previously approved by Pfizer / BioNTech.
In the UK, only adolescents aged 16-17 and children aged 12-15, who are either themselves particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, or live with such people, are vaccinated in the UK.
Coronavirus in Italy: 54 people are dead
COVID-19 deaths are also on the rise in Italy. 54 people died last day, the health ministry said on Tuesday. There are over 5,200 more coronavirus infections.
There are almost 3,900 patients diagnosed with coronavirus in hospitals, including over 420 in intensive care.
Coronavirus in Italy: Young people get infected
Infectious Diseases professor Massimo Galli said the figures are not reliable. In an interview with the Ansa agency, a scientist from the Sacco hospital in Milan emphasized that “in order to read the infection curve correctly, one must first of all ask how reliable the data we have in this particular period of the year, when people are on vacation, away from home “.
Professor Galli noted that now it is mostly young people who are asymptomatic. “It is therefore likely that the number of those infected is much higher than the official figure,” he said. As he noted, data from hospitals confirm that currently unvaccinated people become infected.
According to official data from the Italian Ministry of Health, about 129,000 people in the country are currently infected. Last day, 238,000 tests were performed, and 2.2 percent of them gave a positive result. The total number of deaths from COVID-19 has risen to 128,510 in Italy.
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