The non permanent mortuary has opened within the grounds of the previous RAF rehabilitation hospital at Headley Court docket close to Leatherhead in Surrey (Image: Peter Macdiarmid/LNP)
Our bodies are being saved at a short lived facility in Surrey after the county’s hospital mortuaries reached capability amid file Covid circumstances and hospital admissions.
Some 170 our bodies are being stored within the non permanent mortuary at Headley Court docket in Leatherhead, which first opened in April to ease strain in the course of the first wave.
Greater than half of these stored on the facility died with coronavirus.
The county’s hospital mortuaries have the capability to retailer 600 our bodies however are at the moment full, whereas the non permanent facility has room for 800.
A spokesman for the Surrey Native Resilience Discussion board mentioned the county could be left in ‘actual problem’ if the 1,400 capability is exceeded within the coming weeks.
He mentioned: ‘To place some perspective on this, in the course of the first wave, that they had 700 our bodies undergo that (non permanent) facility.
‘The primary wave lasted roughly 12 weeks from mid-March to mid-Might.
Hospital mortuaries are at full capability because the variety of every day Covid deaths eclipses the primary wave (Image: Peter Macdiarmid/LNP)
‘Since December 21, after simply two-and-a-half weeks, they’ve had 300 our bodies undergo it.’
The variety of Covid hospital sufferers has reached a file excessive in England, whereas the official coronavirus demise toll for the UK handed 80,000 on the weekend and lab-confirmed circumstances hit greater than three million.
As of Sunday, an additional 563 folks had died inside 28 days of testing optimistic for Covid, bringing the UK whole to 81,431.
It comes as England’s chief medical officer warned the next few weeks will be the ‘worst’ of the pandemic for the NHS.
Professor Chris Whitty urged folks to ‘double down’ and cease any ‘pointless contacts’ to present the vaccines time to take impact.
He mentioned the brand new variant is ‘pushing issues’ in a manner the previous variant was not capable of.
‘This can be a significant issue and it’s rising in each a part of England,’ he advised BBC Breakfast. ‘The subsequent few weeks are going to be the worst weeks of this pandemic by way of numbers into the NHS.’
He added: ‘That is all people’s downside, any single pointless contact with somebody is a possible hyperlink in a sequence of transmission that can result in a susceptible individual.
‘We’ve all bought to, as people, assist the NHS, assist our fellow residents, by minimising the quantity of pointless contacts we’ve.’
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