The Omicron variant could put a strain on English hospitals even if the figures are still far from the effects of the Delta variant.
The British hospital system will set up temporary structures to open up to 4,000 additional beds to prepare for a wave of admissions, health services said Thursday.
These temporary hubs should strengthen the hospital service “if the record number of Covid-19 infections leads to an increase in admissions and exceeds existing capacities“, he added.
The United Kingdom records contamination records every day and the number of patients hospitalized with Covid-19 in England exceeded 10,000 on Wednesday for the first time since March.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Wednesday that the overwhelming majority of patients ending up in intensive care with COVID-19 had not received their booster shots, as he urged people to get vaccinated.
“I’m sorry to say this, but the overwhelming majority of people who are currently in intensive care in our hospitals are people who are not boosted.“, did he declare . “I’ve spoken to doctors who say the numbers reach 90% of people in intensive care “, he concludes.