It is important for the UK to reduce Covid infection among adolescents

October 11th

Worldwide, the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 has reached 237,955,000 and more than 4,853,000 deaths have been reported.

The US, India and Brazil remain the top three countries in the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19, with the US reporting the highest number of confirmed cases of all countries, with over 44,338,000 cases.

The UK joins these three countries, with over 8,100,000 confirmed cases after rising from having a sixth rate worldwide worldwide by mid-June.

The UK began vaccinating adolescents in August, much later than the United States and other European countries, which have probably contributed to high levels of stress among school children who carry the infection.

As the winter months approach, it will be imperative to reduce infections in this age group as high infection rates can prolong the large number of daily confirmed cases in the UK.

Some Eastern European countries are also facing high levels of Covid-19 infection, with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania all facing over 60 new daily confirmed cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Due to the large number of Covid-19 cases, the Lithuanian government has declared a state of emergency in its healthcare system.

The measure is intended to give medical authorities more autonomy in handling their resources to provide the necessary medical care to patients with Covid-19 and other urgent patients.

Although the measure is intended to reduce mortality by freeing up resources, it is unlikely that there will be a significant reduction in deaths if the number of cases increases.

In addition, Lithuania has fully vaccinated approximately 58.4% of the population, indicating that the number of cases could continue to increase without further restrictions, as Lithuania has not yet regained herd immunity.

Walter Gabriel, MPH, Epidemiologist at GlobaData Plc.

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