The UK’s total coronaviral cases have surpassed the record set in 2015 for the first time, new figures show.
The latest figures from the Public Health England (PHE) showed the number of people who contracted the virus more than doubled in 2016.
The number of deaths rose by 4% to 1,828, while the number who survived a full year rose by 3%.
The figure is still a significant increase on 2015, when the number had dropped by 14% compared with the previous year.
The figures were published ahead of the start of the coronavid pandemic on January 8.
They come amid growing concerns over the spread of the virus in the UK, which has surpassed the peak of 1.5 million cases in 2016 and is now estimated to have reached 10.8 million.
PHE said the figures show that coronavirectomy has not been the only option available to prevent the spread and that more people are receiving intensive care.
“This is in stark contrast to some of the other regions that are showing marked increases, with the highest number of infections in Wales and the north east of England, and the highest numbers of deaths in the North West of England and Northern Ireland.” “
A total of 6.9 million people were living with the virus, with 5.5m being newly diagnosed. “
This is in stark contrast to some of the other regions that are showing marked increases, with the highest number of infections in Wales and the north east of England, and the highest numbers of deaths in the North West of England and Northern Ireland.”
A total of 6.9 million people were living with the virus, with 5.5m being newly diagnosed.
Of those, more than 3.5million had the virus and were considered at risk of developing complications.
Dr Webster said: ‘It’s a very difficult situation for people who are struggling with the disease.’
This is a very worrying time for the UK as the virus continues to spread and there are concerns about people not receiving the most appropriate care and services.’
The statistics also showed the NHS was seeing more new cases than ever, with an increase of about 200,000 in the last three months of 2016 compared with July.
‘We have now been on a collision course with a coronavac-driven pandemic and we’re seeing a sharp rise in the number and types of cases,’ said Dr Webster.
‘There is a growing perception that the coronapax is being deployed on a massive scale.’
However, we are still seeing an increase in the numbers of new infections that have been identified.
‘A huge number of them are still in the community and not being reported to the National Practitioner Network (NPN).’
They’re not necessarily in a hospital, but they’re still potentially in a care home, where the NHS are not providing the care they need.’
The NPN are still working to address these issues and provide the best possible care.’
There are also many other people who have not been assessed by the NPN and who need to be in intensive care or other supportive care to prevent them from developing complications of the disease.’