If you were mixing on Christmas Day then this is really important as cases of the virus in Surrey continue to grow.
It may shock you to know that if you’ve been in contact with someone that has COVID-19, you will be most infectious around New Year’s Eve or Hogmanay as it is known in Scotland. You also may have no idea you’ve even caught it!
Here at the Waverley Web, we know of residents in the borough who have mixed with family members who are known to have tested positive for the coronavirus but are not themselves seeking tests. Simply because they cannot be bothered!
They may be utterly unaware that they are infectious as they drop into their local garage for petrol, go to work or call at the supermarket for a few groceries, to celebrate New Year.
Unless they are tested, they may never know!
Hospitals are now under extreme pressure with some London hospitals reporting that they are running out of oxygen. They cannot believe they are in the same position they were in early on in the pandemic!
There have been 825 new cases of coronavirus recorded across Surrey in the last 24 hours, according to figures released on Monday (December 28).
The largest number of new cases was recorded in Reigate and Banstead with 116, followed by Guildford with 106, 81 in Tandridge and 75 in the borough of Waverley.
Latest NHS England data reveals another 14 new Covid-19 related deaths – six at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, seven at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and one at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.
One nurse follower has asked?
If the NHS is at breaking point, why has the government abandoned the £100m Nightingale Hospital at London’s Excel centre? Department of Health couldn’t even tell us what had happened to it, a week or so ago!
The Waverley Web understands – there simply aren’t enough staff! And as we write, many nursing staff, who have not been vaccinated, are testing positive, and are therefore forced to leave their posts and their patients.