Coronavirus cases will rise rapidly and thousands of patients with Omicron disease will be seen in the privacy of their homes.

According to reports, plans have been made to increase the number of virtual wards. This would allow Covid patients to be treated at their homes by 15% using remote monitoring devices. 

The hope is that Covid patients will be kept out of hospitals, which could free up NHS beds and allow for more routine surgeries. 

The Sunday Times reported that The Sunday Times also expects to release 10,000 more hospitalized patients by January.  

The medical director for NHS England was Professor Stephen Powis. He said that the organization is now on a “war footing”.

New plans also allow for the creation of “care hotels”, which the NHS will pay to provide care for their patients by qualified, live-in caregivers.

Three hotels are currently operational in the South of England. One in Plymouth looks after 30 patients. 

According to Professor Powis, patients in virtual wards would be fitted with oximeters that fit their fingers by Powis. 

Thousands of coronavirus patients will be treated in their own homes to help the health service cope with a rapid rise in Omicron cases, the medical director of NHS England, Professor Stephen Powis, has said

Professor Stephen Powis (medical director at NHS England) has announced that thousands of patients with coronavirus will receive treatment in their homes in order to assist the NHS in dealing with an increase in Omicron cases.

He stated that this would permit patients to be treated in the privacy of their own homes, as well as receiving the same level of care at hospital.

“This is better news for patients and their families, and better news for the NHS. It has reduced the spread of the virus which, we now know, is increasing exponentially.

He stated, “This approach has been demonstrated to provide safe care and avoid hospital admissions.”

Patients who call an ambulance or arrive at hospital will use the virtual wards. They do not need to be admitted to a bed on the ward, even if they are in serious condition.  

Professor Powis said that to strengthen vital services, the NHS would use 20,000 ex-nurses and doctors as reservists. 

England has already seen eight pilot programs, 17,000 of which have been recruited by reservists and another 3,000 in the pipeline. 

The virtual wards will be used for patients who arrive at hospital or call an ambulance and, while found to be in need of care, do not have to be admitted to a ward

Virtual wards can be used by patients who are admitted at a ward after they have been assessed and treated.

Sky News reported on Sunday by Sajid Javid that the Health Secretary said that people are not vaccinated and are taking up beds in hospitals that could have been used to treat someone else. 

He stated that 10% of the people, which is more than 5 million people, have not yet received their jabs.

Dr Javid stated that around 9 out 10 people who require the greatest care at hospital aren’t vaccinated.  

He added, “I cannot emphasize enough the effect that they are having upon the rest of the society,” 

‘They must really think about the damage they are doing to society by… they take up hospital beds that could have been used for someone with maybe a heart problem, or maybe someone who is waiting for elective surgery.

“But, instead of protecting themselves as well as the community, they chose not to be vaccinated. 

“They really have a harmful impact on the body and I can’t emphasize enough that you should get them vaccinated.”

After Mr Javid had hinted that coronavirus could be contained in an article published by the Sunday Telegraph, Mr Javid spoke. 

He said that in his former career as a trader the ‘most important decisions’ were taken when data was ‘early and patchy, but a trend was emerging’.      

He wrote, “Once this trend leads to an obvious outcome, it may not be too late for you to respond to it.”

Yesterday saw an increase in Omicron-related hospitalizations nationwide. Cases increased by 69% in one day, and another 10,059 infections were recorded.

The total number of Covid cases in Britain rose by 67% to 90,418 — a significant increase over the figures seven days earlier. 

The death toll from Covid-19 decreased by five percent on last week. They were 125 fewer than the 132 last Saturday. However, their numbers had risen 21 percent compared with Friday’s. 

Another 900 patients were also admitted with Covid. This is not more than the average of 865 people per day for the last seven days. 

Also, there were 125 deaths from Covids. This is just below the average of 112 per day for the week. There have been seven Omicron deaths. 

Although there was a large increase in ‘excess deaths’ during the Spring 2020 Covid Wave, this is not the case this year.