Public hospitals in London are facing a " continuous tsunami " of serious patients with the new coronavirus while facing an " unprecedented " proportion of staff suffering from it, said an official of the British public health system.
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After having " massively " increased the capacity of intensive care in recent weeks, hospitals in the British capital are facing " an explosion " in the number of " seriously ill patients ", " a kind of continuous tsunami ", a said Chris Hopson on BBC Radio 4.
This tension is accentuated by the fact that the proportion of caregivers absent due to illness is " 30%, 40% and in some places even 50% ", continued Chris Hopson, who speaks of an absence rate " unprecedented "
According to the latest report published Wednesday, 463 people died of the new coronavirus in the United Kingdom and 9,529 were officially infected. Faced with the aggravation of the past few days, the government has decreed a general containment of the population and announced the opening next week of a temporary field hospital of 4,000 beds in a conference center in London.