The number of Covid cases has dropped by 20% from last Sunday, while the number of people dying ‘with’ the virus has decreased by 16%. The MailOnline has the story.
Britain’s Covid infections have fallen by 20% in a week as health chiefs continue to urge the elderly and the vulnerable to receive their booster jabs amid an impending winter wave.
Department of Health bosses reported a further 30,305 cases today, a drop from the 38,009 reported last Sunday.
The number of people dying with the virus also fell by 16%, with 62 deaths reported today compared to 74 on October 31st.
It comes as hospitalisations fell to 1,055 on Tuesday, the latest date data is available for. They were down 3.2% on the previous week.
This week the Chief Executive of NHS Providers warned that health trusts in England are already at peak winter levels for bed occupancy…
From Monday the double vaccinated will be able to book their third dose a month earlier than before.
It comes as a second significant development, a new antiviral pill was also found to slash the risk of vulnerable people being hospitalised or dying from Covid.
Ministers have faced fierce criticism over booster jabs, with the sluggish pace of the rollout blamed for high case numbers.
So far third doses could only be booked when they become due – six months after a second jab. That resulted in people waiting weeks for a convenient appointment, at a time when their immunity was waning.
But next week bookings can be made a month in advance online or by calling 119.
Six million people in England who had a second dose at least six months ago and are eligible for a booster are yet to have it, with the gap continuing to widen, according to the Covid Actuaries Response Group.
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