UK High Covid Infection Rate Explained

UK High Covid Infection Rate Explained

According to the latest reports, the UK now has one of the highest covid infections rates in the world. Check out the reason for which this is currently the situation over there.

Back in 2020, when the novel virus hit the world, the UK was hit really badly, and the country reported some of the highest cases and fatalities in all Europe.

Now, a speedy vaccination program was able to bring these numbers down, and cases were brought under control.

CNBC notes that now, things have changed in the country and not for the better.


“The country is recording close to 50,000 new Covid cases a day — meaning it has one of the worst daily infection rates in the world.”

CNBC also noted the following:

“On Monday, 49,156 new cases were recorded, marking the highest number in three months and taking the total number of cases to over 8.4 million in the U.K. The country also reported 45 new deaths within 28 days of a positive test, bringing the total number of fatalities to 138,629 — one of the highest death tolls in the world.”

Hispoitalizations and death have also been steadily increased since this summer when the covid restrictions in the country were lifted back in July. 

Explanations for the new number of infections in the UK

The same article posted by CNBC also notes an explanation for which things are like this in the UK.

“Experts say there are a variety of reasons for the U.K.’s steep Covid numbers — ranging from the half-hearted mask adoption (even when masks are required, such as on public transport, the rule is rarely enforced) to large indoor gatherings that have allowed the virus to spread.”

The covid vaccines remain in the spotlight and a new subject raised involving them: the mixing and matching between various covid vaccines. Check out our previous article in order to learn more available details about the issue. 

Rada Mateescu

Passionate about subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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