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Intensive care ‘risks being overwhelmed’ as UK tops 100,000 Covid-related deaths

Intensive care ‘risks being overwhelmed’ as UK tops 100,000 Covid-related deaths

Boris Johnson made the comments in his appearance at the Commons Liaison Committee

Boris Johnson has admitted that hospital intensive care units face being overwhelmed unless coronavirus rates are brought under control.

The Prime Minister said there was a “very substantial” risk that ICUs would be unable to cope if numbers kept increasing.

Mr Johnson’s stark warning came as the daily reported death toll reached a new high, with 1,564 fatalities recorded within 28 days of a positive test.

The latest figures mean the grim milestone of more than 100,000 deaths involving coronavirus has now been passed in the UK, according to official data.

Content provided by Radio NewsHub. Originally published on 2021-01-13 18:40:00.

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