12,872 new Covid cases and 65 deaths in the UK since last Sunday

12,872 new Covid cases and 65 deaths have been recorded in the UK since last Sunday and a top scientist is warning that a new national lockdown is “a possibility”.

12,872 NEW Covid cases and 65 deaths have been recorded in the UK since last Sunday, which is an increase of over 80%, and a top scientist is warning that a new national lockdown is “a possibility”.

Worryingly the death toll has doubled since they were recorded last week and Professor Peter Horby has warned that there could well be a second national lockdown in the UK on the way.

With a rise in the number of positive tests, more deaths, struggling hospitals and restrictions seemingly not working, Professor Horby told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show the country is in a “precarious position”.

According to Horby, hospitals in the north of England are struggling to cope with cases, stating: “We are already seeing in some parts of the North that some hospitals are starting to see the pressure.”

“We have a doubling time of about eight to 15 days so it is not long before those ICU (intensive care unit) beds could be full and we could be in a really difficult situation.

“I am afraid we are going to have to make some very difficult choices and act very quickly.”

Speaking about another possibly nationwide lockdown, Horby said: “I think that’s a possibility and we have to do what we can to avoid that at all costs.”

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