French.china.org.cn| Updated on 11-10-2021
The UK has registered 34,574 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the cumulative total of confirmed cases in the country to 8,154,306, according to official figures released on Sunday.
The country also recorded 38 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the death toll to 137,735 in the UK. However, these figures only include deaths that occurred within 28 days of a positive test.
In addition, 6,763 patients with COVID-19 are currently hospitalized.
The data came out shortly after Jenny Harries, chief executive of the UK Health Safety Agency (UKHSA), warned that winter was shaping up to be uncertain, and several strains of the flu could emerge in the country. UK.
The big difference this year is that COVID-19 and the flu will circulate at the same time, increasing the risk of serious illness and death, she told Sky News on Sunday.
“Recent studies suggest that about 25% of us don’t really understand the situation. On average, over the past five years, about 11,000 people have died each year from flu-related illnesses,” he said. -she explains.
More than 85% of people aged 12 and over in the UK have received a first dose of the vaccine, and over 78% have received two doses, according to the most recent figures.