COVID-19 has killed more British civilians than the Nazis
- UK COVID-19 deaths are now higher than the number of British civilians killed in
World War II.
- Government figures state that 70,000 British civilians were killed during the war. Most of these deaths were due to bombing raids by Nazi Germany.
coronavirushas now killed 79,833 people in the country.
- This week, England and Scotland were plunged into new national lockdowns, and London's mayor declared a "major incidents" as hospitals were overwhelmed with coronavirus patients.
The UK's COVID-19 death toll is now higher than the number of British civilians killed during World War II.according to the country's parliament.
The Nazis had also killed hundreds of thousands of British military members, as well as millions of other civilians and military members around the world, including around 6 million Jewish people.UK Prime Minister plunged England into its third national lockdown this week as cases surge and hospitals are overwhelmed.
declared a "major incident" in the capital city, warning that the virus was "out of control" there. A leaked briefing from the National Health Service had also warned that the city's hospitals are just two weeks from breaking point.
On Thursday, the UK recorded more than 1,000 deaths in a day for the first time since the country's peak in April.
This graph shows how deaths are returning to their previous heights:And UK's new daily cases are still rising, which means that those deaths will only increase.
Khan warned that, in London, total hospitalizations are now over a third higher than they were in April.
The increased spread of the coronavirus in the UK is being partly blamed on a mutated variant that is more transmissible.That variant has now been recorded in at least five US states, and in at least 44 other countries around the world.
Johnson said that the UK will have offered a vaccine to 14 million of the country's most vulnerable people by mid-February, which would allow the government to then start considering lifting restrictions.
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