UK Covid cases increased by 50% in a week as hospitalizations and deaths also spiked

The UK has seen a massive 50% increase in Covid cases in a week while hospital admissions and deaths have also surged since the government announced Freedom Day last month.

covid cases have increased by 50%
covid cases have increased by 50%

The UK has seen a sharp increase in Covid cases with more than 50% on Wednesday from a week earlier while hospital admissions and deaths also surged.

New figures show 67,159 people have tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, compared with 44,017 last Wednesday, according to @UKCOVID19Stats – a 52% increase.

According to the website, a total of 123 people have died in the last 24 hours from Covid after testing positive in the past 28 days, up from 74 at this time last week, which is a 66% increase in deaths. death.

The increase comes after Freedom Day in the UK at the end of February with the government rolling out plans for the country to start living with Covid and waive the restrictions.

Government figures show 346,059 people tested positive for coronavirus between March 3 and March 9 – a 46.4% increase from the previous seven-day period, the report. Yorkshire Live.

Restrictions were eased at the end of February


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According to the website, 11,639 people were hospitalized with Covid on March 8, with 275 patients requiring mechanical ventilation.

The worrying numbers come just weeks before the government plans to scrap free lateral flow tests for most people on April 1.

Free PCR tests will also not be available to people with coronavirus symptoms as the government implements its ‘Living with Covid’ plan.

People over 75 years of age and those with weakened immune systems will still be eligible to have a free lateral flow test. Social care workers and NHS staff with symptoms will also be tested for free.

The government could lift all Covid travel restrictions within days under new plans being discussed by ministers.

Boris Johnson’s plan is for the country to live with Covid


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Although the passenger locator form has been simplified, it is still a requirement for those returning to the UK after holidays and could be phased out entirely.

In recent months, travel has become easier for people who have been vaccinated and they no longer need to take Covid tests before departing and then returning to the UK.

And also being discussed ministers will be able to remove testing requirements for unvaccinated people.

The removal of the passenger locator form could be a boost to the travel industry ahead of the Easter break, said Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

These forms were introduced two years ago as a means of tracking infections and went into important detail at a time when travelers had to be quarantined upon their return to the UK.

The form is much simpler now and requires people’s addresses, contact numbers, and flight details.

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