The UK coronavirus hospital death toll has risen by 789 – the highest Saturday death toll since May.
The total number of hospital deaths now stands at 65,399.
That number is a big jump from the previous Saturdays, as there were 479 deaths on January 2, 196 on December 26, 432 on December 19, 393 on December 12 and 368 on December 5 Mirror report.
On Friday – – exactly two weeks from Christmas – – The UK recorded the highest death toll since the pandemic began in all situations, with a record 1,325.
That’s 101 more deaths than the highest ever nationwide daily toll of 1,224 on April 21 during the peak of the first lockdown.
625 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 55,072, according to NHS England.
The deaths were between November 15th and January 8th.
41 more deaths have been reported without a positive Covid-19 test result.
Public Health Wales reported another 62 deaths, bringing the number in Wales to 3,919 since the pandemic began.
Scotland has recorded 93 more deaths from coronavirus, which is in line with the record set on Friday, according to official figures.
The death toll from this action – of people who tested positive for the virus for the first time in the past 28 days – is now 4,965.
Northern Ireland reported nine deaths, bringing the number of UK hospitals to 789.
Doctors have warned that pressures on the NHS could worsen in the coming weeks as numbers for cases, hospitalizations and deaths hit record highs.
The government has doubled its “stay at home” message by running a new ad run by England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, urging everyone in England to “act like they have” coronavirus.
Scientists telling the government estimate that there are currently more than 100,000 new infections per day and possibly more than 150,000, which they believe brings the current number of daily cases during the pandemic to higher levels than ever before.
They believe the current lockdown may lead to a plateau of coronavirus cases across the UK, rather than a dramatic drop following the lockdown in March and April.
Government deaths continue to be affected by a delay in the release of the latest data and will include some deaths that have just been reported over the Christmas and New Years period.
Separate figures released by the UK statistical authorities for deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, as well as additional data on deaths that have occurred in the past few days, show that there are now 95,000 deaths from Covid-19 in the UK 19 gave.
The number of Covid-19 patients in hospital in England hit a record 29,346 at 8 a.m. on Friday, a 30% increase from the previous week, while admissions also hit a new high, according to NHS England.
According to Dr. Simon Walsh, vice chairman of the British Medical Association’s Advisory Committee, is likely to get worse before it gets better for healthcare.
The London-based ambulance said the previous wave’s epidemiology showed the situation is likely to get worse over the next two to three weeks.
He told BBC Breakfast, “I’m afraid all of us who work on the front lines believe and this is based on the evidence I fear that it gets worse before it gets better.”
Dr. Justin Varney, director of public health for Birmingham City Council, said hospitals still had not seen the full extent of the patients who contracted coronavirus over Christmas.
The former general practitioner told BBC Radio 4’s Today: “We still haven’t seen the effects of the rapid surge in the NHS that we saw between December 28-29 after the Christmas bubble and after we saw the new variant arrive in the area .
“It’s going to get much, much worse if we don’t really get this under control, but some of it is already burned into the system and will come out in the next week or two.”