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Double absenteeism from English hospital staff in a surge in cases – latest update

Covid-19 infected more than 286 million people worldwide and killed more than 5.4 million people. Here are some of the latest developments related to coronavirus:

The United Kingdom is one of the most devastating countries in Europe, with 148,421 deaths. (Reuters)

Friday, December 31, 2021

Double absenteeism from UK hospital staff due to Covid

Covid-19’s absence of hospital staff has more than doubled in the UK in a month as the virus surge puts strain on beds.

According to NHS England, the number of hospital staff ill or self-isolated due to the virus increased from 11,375 on 29 November to 24,362 on 26 December.

“The rapidly increasing absenteeism of staff” is in line with “the highest number of patients in 10 months,” warned National Health Director Stephen Powis.

The number of patients hospitalized in Covid, UK, reached 11,898 on Wednesday, the highest level since early March, an increase of 40% in a week.

Despite the surge in incidents, Prime Minister Boris Johnson chooses not to increase virus suppression during British celebrations, unlike other delegated governments in the UK region, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Did.

The Prime Minister is focused on encouraging the public to take up booster jabs that have been administered to more than 33 million people so far.

Italy records cases of coronavirus and reports 155 deaths

Italy reported a record 144,243 Covid-19-related cases following 126,888 the previous day, but the number of deaths decreased slightly from 156 to 155.

According to the Ministry of Health, Italy has registered 137,402 deaths associated with Covid-19 since February 2020, reporting 6,125 million cases so far.

The number of cases per day of Turkiye exceeded 40,000 for the first time in 8 months

For the first time in the last eight months, Turkiye reported more than 40,000 cases of coronavirus per day.
The country has been receiving more than 131.6 million Covid-19 vaccines since launching the immunization drive in January.

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 40,786 new Covid-19 infections, 163 deaths and 23,968 recovery over the past day.

According to the ministry, more than 56.9 million people received the first jab and more than 51.6 million were fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile, Turkey’s Health Minister Koja announced a “New Year’s warning” on Twitter, saying “There are no restrictions, but we encourage you to act as if there are restrictions. It is a time of increased risk.” ..

He also called on people to prefer to celebrate the New Year with their close family alone.
Greece reports new Covid-19 daily record, 76 deaths

Greece has reported 40,560 Covid-19 cases, a record high for four consecutive days after a surge in Omicron mutant cases.

Health officials added that 76 deaths were reported.

Greece introduced new restrictions this week, ordering bars, restaurants and nightclubs to close late at night. There are no regular customers or music. The exception is New Year’s Eve, where the facility can close at 2 am.

The Portuguese case set a record

Portugal reported a new daily record of 30,829 coronavirus cases, up from 28,659 the previous day. The rapidly spreading Omicron variant accounts for an estimated 83 percent of all new cases.

Health officials DGS recorded 18 deaths in Covid-19 from Thursday 16th, but more than 300 daily deaths in late January when Portugal just started its vaccination campaign. It’s just a small part of it.

South Africa lifts curfew

South Africa lifted the curfew as authorities believe the number of cases of Covid-19 is declining in the country, and it took immediate effect.

Citing experts, Cheong Wa Dae Minister Mondri Gungubere said in a television media briefing that the Omicron variant had crossed South Africa’s peak. “So, by monitoring the situation, the curfew was lifted.”

According to the Ministry of Health, the number of new Covid-19 cases detected during the week ending December 25 decreased by 29.7 percent.

Currently, as many as 1,000 people are allowed to gather indoors and 2,000 are allowed to gather outdoors.

“If the venue is too small to accommodate these numbers at the right social distance, we can use less than 50 percent of the venue’s capacity,” the government said.

South Africa has the most Covid-19 infections on the continent. The country has reported 3.45 million cases and 91,061 deaths so far.

Hong Kong says Omicron violates its strict limits

Omicron variants of the coronavirus have passed some of the world’s most stringent Covid-19 restrictions in Hong Kong, and the city has reported the first case outside a strict quarantine system, health officials said.

The findings pose the risk that global financial hubs may continue to close their borders tightly until 2022.

It is largely isolated from the world that wants to open the border with mainland China for a limited number of business travelers.

The Philippines is on the alert as infectious diseases hit a two-month high

The Philippines during the New Year, with concerns that the highly contagious Omicron variant of the virus could spread as infections in Southeast Asian countries reached a two-month high, Covid-19 I warned against the increase in cases.

The Ministry of Health recorded 2,961 new coronavirus infections and reported a positive rate of 10.3%, twice the 5% recommended by the World Health Organization.

Israel begins fourth vaccination

Israel has begun a fourth vaccination of those most vulnerable to the coronavirus, making it one of the first countries to prepare for the wave of infection caused by the Omicron mutant.

Israel, which led the world-wide vaccination program in 2020, will give a fourth vaccination to individuals with weakened immunity and the elderly and employees in long-term care facilities.

A surge in new viral infections caused by Omicron in Australia

In Australia, new coronavirus infections surged again to a record of over 32,000 in just a few days after the first over 10,000.

Experts say the explosion was caused by a highly contagious variant of Omicron and recent deregulation in Sydney and elsewhere.

Over 15,000 new cases have been reported in Sydney. An additional 5,000 cases originated elsewhere in New South Wales, with approximately 6,000 confirmed in Melbourne’s second largest city, Victoria.

India’s Serum Institute seeks approval for Covishield vaccine

The Serum Institute of India has applied to the country’s drug regulatory authorities and the Ministry of Health for full approval of its Covid-19 vaccine, Covishield.

The Serum Institute, which manufactures the AstraZeneca vaccine under the Covishield brand name, has given more than 1.25 billion injections in India.

The Serum Institute, the world’s largest vaccine maker, was approved for emergency use of Covishield in India earlier this year.

More than 1 in 100 people in Spain are Covid positive

Last week, more than one in 100 Spanish residents was positive for coronavirus, according to health ministry data.

This unprecedented number is due to the fact that about 162,000 people were tested positive each day, breaking the previous record of about 101,000.

Pressure in the hospital continues to rise, with Covid-19 patients now occupying 9% of all beds and 19% of the intensive care unit.

France reports more than 200,000 cases for two consecutive days

France has reported more than 200,000 Covid-19 infections for the second consecutive day, according to data released by public health officials.

The data show that 206,243 cases have been enrolled in the last 24 hours. There were 208,099 infections recorded the day before, which set a new record for the most detected of the day in European countries.

According to authorities, an unprecedented number of daily cases are due to an extraordinary amount of testing performed for Christmas festivals and New Year celebrations.

UK sets another record for Covid case count

The United Kingdom reported a new record of 189,213 cases of Covid-19.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections since the start of the pandemic to over 12.7 million.

Local media reported that the delay in reporting numbers during the festival could have at least slightly increased the total for the day.

US CDC warns against cruising regardless of vaccination status

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns people not to take a cruise, regardless of vaccination status, due to an outbreak on board caused by a variant of Omicron.

The CDC stated that more than 90 cruise ships have been investigated or monitored as a result of the Covid-19 case. Authorities did not disclose the number of infections.

Mexico’s Covid-19 deaths reach 299,285

Mexico has reported 153 confirmed deaths by Covid-19 since the pandemic began at 299,285, resulting in official deaths in the country.

In addition, 8,024 new cases were reported, for a total of 3,969,686 cases.

Mexico has previously stated that real numbers are likely to be quite high.

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