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The harrowing footage in an intensive care unit shows the extent of the coronavirus crisis


Shocking footage from an intensive care unit revealed the extent of the coronavirus crisis and the strain on the NHS.

Emotional doctors and nurses struggled at London's University College Hospital as they tended to the growing numbers of coronavirus patients.

Operating theaters and some children's rooms have even been converted into intensive care units to cope with the ever growing number of patients.

The harrowing footage comes on the same day the UK has injured 1,000 Covid-related deaths since the virus peaked in April.

Emotional doctors and nurses struggled at London's University College Hospital as they tended to the growing numbers of coronavirus patients

Figures from the Ministry of Health show that a whopping 1,041 people have died from the effects of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

Footage filmed by the BBC showed the alarming reality in hospital wards.

One patient, Attila, 67, spoke about the trauma of suffering from the virus.

He said, & # 39; I was blown away. I didn't think I would make it. There is no oxygen around. It's very scary. & # 39;

A doctor went on to explain that if the hospital is forced to continue increasing capacity at this rate, it can only hold out one more week before it cannot provide intensive health care to all patients.

One patient, Attila, 67, spoke about the trauma of suffering from the virus. He said, & # 39; I was blown away. I didn't think I would make it. There is no oxygen around. It's very scary. & # 39;

One patient, Attila, 67, spoke about the trauma of suffering from the virus. He said, & # 39; I was blown away. I didn't think I would make it. There is no oxygen around. It's very scary. & # 39;

A nurse, Ashleigh, announced that they are being forced to prioritize their care, which will inevitably lead to a lower standard of care

A nurse, Ashleigh, announced that they are being forced to prioritize their care, which will inevitably lead to a lower standard of care

Dozens of hospital workers are needed to care for just one coronavirus patient who is on a ventilator.

Nine employees are required to turn ventilators twice a day to improve their airflow.

And hospital workers don't just bear the brunt of the coronavirus crisis, physically.

Many have been emotionally drained from the horrific things they have seen.

One nurse said, “My feelings are everywhere. I'm scared, sad, and worried. & # 39;

Another nurse, Ashleigh, announced that they are being forced to prioritize their care, which will inevitably lead to a lower standard of care.

The harrowing footage comes on the same day the UK has injured 1,000 Covid-related deaths since the virus peaked in April

The harrowing footage comes on the same day the UK has injured 1,000 Covid-related deaths since the virus peaked in April

BBC Medical Editor Fergus Walsh said: “The staff are shocked. I saw employees there with tears. & # 39;

He also announced that there are currently 30,000 Covid patients living in hospitals across the country – 9,000 more than at the peak of the virus in April.

And although the average age of a coronavirus patient in intensive care is 60, Mr Walsh announced that there are patients as young as 20 who are being treated in the intensive care unit at University College Hospital.

He added that doctors are keen to let the public know that urgent help is still available. If you are concerned about lumps and bumps, or if you have a heart attack or stroke, you should still go to the hospital to avoid unnecessary loss of life.

Operating theaters and some children's rooms have even been converted into intensive care units to cope with the ever growing number of patients.

Operating theaters and some children's rooms have even been converted into intensive care units to cope with the ever growing number of patients.

Three pregnant women are currently in the hospital in intensive care units, one of whom, Rachel, is just five weeks away from her due date.

One doctor, Alice, held back tears when she described how she sent her young children to live with their grandparents during the initial lockdown.

She explained how upset her children are at the prospect of being sent away again.

And she added that she is most concerned about the emotional stress nurses face in these unprecedented times.

Experts fear that the death toll in the country will continue to rise as the rising cases in the past three weeks result in more deaths when people get sick.

Experts fear that the death toll in the country will continue to rise as the rising cases in the past three weeks result in more deaths when people get sick

Experts fear that the death toll in the country will continue to rise as the rising cases in the past three weeks result in more deaths when people get sick

Statistics also show that it is the third day in a row that the UK has had a record number of cases, following the 60,916 announced yesterday and the 58,784 the previous day.

The number is also 24.6 percent higher than last Wednesday [50,023].

The shocking data underscores the gravity of the situation the UK is in after Boris Johnson desperately tried to win over angry Tory MPs as he defended his new national coronavirus lockdown and insisted he had no choice but to to impose tough new draconian curbs.

No10 is now desperately trying to accelerate its mass vaccination program, which is seen as the only way to escape the never-ending cycle of lockdowns.

The Prime Minister promised to vaccinate the 13 million most vulnerable Britons by mid-February with the aim of easing restrictions – but today he admitted there would be no "big bang" disclosure of the current national lockdown.