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Every Third Physician In The UK Is Infected With A Coronavirus

Every Third Physician In The UK Is Infected With A Coronavirus

Every third of the UK medics who tested for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was infected with it, according to the British tabloid The Daily Mail, with reference to the National Health Service (NHS).

According to the publication, 5733 out of 16888 tests performed on medical workers showed a positive result. The NHS estimates that 23 percent of the entire population is already infected.

The publication attributes the increased percentage of infected people among doctors to a lack of personal protection equipment: medical masks, gloves, and aprons. Their deficit, the publication writes, has been observed since the beginning of the outbreak, and at the moment, the stocks of some funds are "critically low."

At the time of publication, 88.6 thousand cases of infection were recorded in the UK. At the same time, there is a high mortality rate: 11329 patients died, which is more than 12 percent of the registered cases.