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Boris Johnson Warns Hospitals on Brink as U.K. Deaths Hit Record

Jan. 14, 2021, 5:00 AM

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned intensive care units could be overwhelmed as the country hit its highest daily coronavirus death toll since the pandemic began.

The premier said there is a “very substantial” risk of intensive care capacity in hospitals being “over-topped,” and urged people to follow lockdown rules to curb the spread of the disease.

The U.K. reported a further 1,564 deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test Wednesday, the highest number in a single day. It brings the total British death toll so far to 84,767.

The U.K. reported its deadliest day of the pandemic Wednesday, with 1,564 Covid-19 deaths. Bloomberg’s Emily Ashton reports.
(Source: Bloomberg)

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