hit by new wave, UK resists vaccine

DECRYPTION – The number of daily cases of Covid-19 contamination is on the rise again.

From our correspondent in London

In the autumn wind blowing over London, the Covid figures are soaring. The number of daily cases of contamination is close to 50,000 and the United Kingdom is leading the way in Europe. For Boris Johnson, the pressure is starting to rise again.

These figures – 49,156 cases Monday against 45,140 the day before – are the highest since mid-July. The infection rate jumped 60% in the last month and is much higher than in Western European countries and ten times higher than in France. This increase in contamination is mainly borne by children. High school students account for a third of positive cases and vaccination of over 12s was only allowed last month. The mortality figures are also higher than elsewhere, oscillating between 100 and 150 deaths per day, even if they remain moderate and stable. But the rate of hospitalizations (approximately 7,000, against 40,000 in January) is not soaring thanks to the vaccination.

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