Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s (pictured) state of health, suffering from new coronavirus, “improves” on Wednesday, but the pandemic’s worsening in the United Kingdom worsens for the first time more than 900 deaths in 24 hours and more than 7,000 in total.
The 55-year-old conservative leader remains in intensive care but his condition is “improving,” said Finance Minister Rishi Sunak at the daily government conference. He was able to “sit on his bed” and “talk” with the caregivers, the minister said.
“He is in good spirits” and has not been placed on a ventilator after receiving oxygen, a spokesman for the Prime Minister said earlier today.
The Sunday admission to the London hospital of St Thomas of the charismatic but divisive Prime Minister, then his transfer to intensive care the next evening, caused an electric shock in the United Kingdom, where the deaths add up by the hundreds every day.
The country, which had been slow to follow its neighbors in terms of containment, is now one of the most severely affected in Europe.
The health ministry recorded 938 deaths from the new coronavirus in 24 hours, a new record. In total, SARS-Covid-2 killed 7,097 people in the United Kingdom and officially infected 60,733 people.