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Gromit | 16:26 Tue 19th Oct 2021 | News
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-58965650

The UK has reported its highest number of Covid deaths for seven months, with 223 deaths recorded.

A further 43,738 coronavirus cases were reported, daily hospitalisations continued to rise, reaching 921, up 10% on the week.

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Gromit you little ray of sunshine :0)))
You really love this don't you, good job you are mathematically clueless and have no way of comprehending what the figures mean.
Two friends of ours are holed up in Oxfordshire - v poorly - both vaccinated of course
new delta variant, wouldn't that make it the Epsilon variant?
Very helpful gromit, people are acting as though the pandemic in the UK is over.
It isn't, far from it.
gromit's just desperate for another lock down.
Is it sqad? people should be using their own common sense to protect themselves, we all know that but seeing depressing figures and stats does nothing for morale
223, is a massive improvement on what I was seeing before. I'm not really keeping up with the obsession about only these deaths. But, I am relieved to see it's reducing.
Actually, I've read the link twice, but can't see the stats?
More importantly.... out of all deaths per day, what percentage are directly from covid? Can we start looking after other ill people too now?
Not really bothered to be honest. We have to live with it, some may die but that's life, definitely no more lockdowns whatever happens.
There was never any doubt that there would be variants, and Delta Plus is just one of them - constant tracking by the experts is important in case a variant that can outwit the current vaccines comes along.

Delta Plus is covered by the vaccine.
Thanks, gromit. But deaths "within 28 days of a positive test", honestly tells me nothing.
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People constantly want to downplay the number of new cases.
But when we are seeing a quarter of a million new cases a week, the likelihood of a dominant mutation emerging
is greater.
new cases are irrelevant, that's the point of the vaccine, to mnake the disease survivable in most case, that's why there are a lot of cases and very few deaths, just look at the simple line graphs gromit.
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// "within 28 days of a positive test", honestly tells me nothing. //

Which is why I edited out from the OP.
I don't want to downplay- i prefer the truth. We had a 62 year old lady, who had been fine on kidney dialysis for years. Her treatment was first reduced, and then stopped, due to wanting beds left for covid... knowing she would die. She did get and recover from covid, but died from kidney failure 2 weeks later.
Would she be included in covid stats?
That was a bit dishonest then, gromit, as that is what it says.
daily cases jan 55-60k daily deaths 1600-2000
today: cases 44k deaths 223
did they do maths in your school gromit?
Of course cases are growing we are getting back to normal doing normal things.
Figures say within 28 days of a Covid test.What they don’t say is if they were people who were admitted suffering from Covid or developed Covid after being admitted to hospital for something else or were elderly people discharged from hospital to old people’s homes and spread it to their fellow residents.

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