Covid-19 UK: Winter wave gathers pace as hospital admissions rise by a third

England’s Covid hospitalizations continued to rise by a third, official data revealed today after the NHS was put on alert over the “worst outbreak of winter flu in years”.

Figures from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) show 965 coronavirus patients were admitted on Monday, up from 724 the week before.

And separate figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today showed that on any day of the week ended December 5, 1.1 million had been infected with the virus.

It was the first time since November 1 that cases had surpassed 1 million and was 16 percent more than the 941,700 recorded the week before.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) shows 965 coronavirus patients were admitted on Monday, up from 724 the week before

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) shows 965 coronavirus patients were admitted on Monday, up from 724 the week before

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) shows 965 coronavirus patients were admitted on Monday, up from 724 the week before

The number of patients with Covid in English hospitals rose to 6,720 on Wednesday, up 22 per cent from the 5,501 a week earlier

The number of patients with Covid in English hospitals rose to 6,720 on Wednesday, up 22 per cent from the 5,501 a week earlier

The number of patients with Covid in English hospitals rose to 6,720 on Wednesday, up 22 per cent from the 5,501 a week earlier

But the number of coronavirus patients in intensive care isn't nearly as high, with 150 on the same day on beds with mechanical ventilation. It was more than a quarter of a quarter higher than the 119 recorded a week earlier

But the number of coronavirus patients in intensive care isn't nearly as high, with 150 on the same day on beds with mechanical ventilation. It was more than a quarter of a quarter higher than the 119 recorded a week earlier

But the number of coronavirus patients in intensive care isn’t nearly as high, with 150 on the same day on beds with mechanical ventilation. It was more than a quarter of a quarter higher than the 119 recorded a week earlier

The numbers are the latest sign that the flu is spreading among the population

The numbers are the latest sign that the flu is spreading among the population

The numbers are the latest sign that the flu is spreading among the population

As Covid cases and admissions skyrocket, the UK is being hit by a separate ‘flu nami’, with hospital admissions for the winter virus outstripping coronavirus.

Experts warn that increased indoor mixing due to cold weather is causing more people to contract illnesses like the flu, Covid and other wintertime viruses.

Downing Street has urged Brits to get the flu shot as hospital admissions have risen more than eightfold than might be expected at this time of year.

The Prime Minister’s spokesman said: “We are seeing higher levels of flu circulating this year and as of this week hospitalizations for flu are higher than for Covid.”

The number of patients with Covid in English hospitals rose to 6,720 on Wednesday, up 22 per cent from the 5,501 a week earlier.

But the number of coronavirus patients in intensive care isn’t nearly as high, with 150 on the same day on beds with mechanical ventilation.

It was more than a quarter of a quarter higher than the 119 recorded a week earlier.

Meanwhile, today’s ONS data shows that Covid cases continue to rise in all four countries in the UK.

Michelle Bowen, head of health surveillance dissemination and strategy, said: “Across most parts of the UK we have seen infections picking up again, with England now at levels similar to those at the end of September this year.

“The trend in infections varies by region and age in England and we will continue to monitor the data carefully over the course of the winter months.”

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According to reports, Covid vaccines have prevented more than three million deaths during the pandemic in the United States

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Brian Ashcraft

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