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UK: Covid-19 deaths at highest level since March 2021

BA.2, Coronavirus, Deaths, Elderly, England, Health, Hospitalization, Infection, London, Northern Ireland, Omicron, Recombinants, Scotland, UK, Wales, XE

The UK is currently witnessing its biggest increase in deaths from Covid-19 in a year. Deaths have now surpassed the peak of first Omicron wave, and are currently at their highest level since March 2021.

The current seven-day average for Covid-19 deaths is 284 per day. That compares to 272 deaths per day on January 18th 2022 at the peak of the last wave.

 

 

On April 13th 2022, 658 deaths were recorded within 24 hours. That’s the equivalent of four Boeing 737 airplanes crashing with all lives lost in a single day, and the highest daily figure since February 17th 2021 when 739 died.

 

 

The UK population seems to have fallen hook, line and sinker for the “Covid is over” meme, and thousands more lives will lost over the summer as the British ignore almost all mitigations to prevent the spread of the disease. 

 

 

 

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