Suara.com – The UK reports a growing number of Covid-19 cases. On Tuesday (28/12), there were 129,471 people infected with the infection. The increase in Covid-19 cases was triggered by the highly contagious variant of the omicron.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on Wednesday (12/29/2021), warned that most of the patients who had to be treated in hospital intensive units (ICU) because of Covid-19 were those who had not been given a booster vaccine.
Therefore, Johnson urged the public to immediately get the booster injection.
Quoted from Antara, while visiting a vaccination center, the Prime Minister said he was told by several doctors that 90 percent of Covid-19 patients treated in the ICU had not received a booster vaccine.
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“Sorry to have to say this, but the vast majority of people currently being treated in intensive care units at hospitals are those who haven’t had a booster shot,” Johnson said.
“I’ve spoken to the doctors, who say that it’s up to 90 percent of patients in the intensive care unit,” he said.
Although more and more people are hospitalized every day, the number is still quite low compared to the time of the crisis that hit earlier this year.
Currently, about 1,000 people are admitted to the hospital every day. That number is smaller than in January, which reached 4,000 people.
“The Omicron variant continues to cause problems, hospitals are experiencing an increase in cases, but it’s definitely lighter than the Delta variant,” Johnson said.
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The Prime Minister then asked the public to be careful when celebrating New Year’s Eve, even though he has taken the decision not to impose stricter restrictions on Britain.
“Everyone needs to enjoy the new year, but you need to be careful and prudent. Get tested, pay attention to ventilation, keep other things in mind and above all, do booster injections,” he said.
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