The government has announced that there have been another 60,916 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.K. Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday – the highest number recorded to date on a regular basis.
This takes the maximum number of cases to 2,774,479 in the UK.
Within 28 days of testing positive for covid-19, the government said another 830 people died, raising the number in the U.K. And to 76,305.
Today, 60,916 new #COVID19 positive cases and 830 deaths were registered in the UK within 28 days of positive testing.
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– England Public Health (@PHE uk) January 5, 2021
U.K. Published Separate Figures Death statistics agencies that related to Covid-19 on the death certificate, as well as additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, indicate that 92,000 deaths have already occurred in the U.K. Covid-19 with.
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Yvonne Doyle, Medical Director of Public Health England, said, “The rapid increase in cases is profoundly worrying and, unfortunately, in the depths of winter, it means even more pressure on our health services.”
That’s why, if we can, we need to remain at home, avoid communication and do whatever we can to prevent the virus from spreading.
“It’s by no means easy, but now more than ever we all need to do our bit to protect the NHS and save lives.”
In Scotland, in the last 24 hours, 2,529 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded – as well as 11 deaths.
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The latest variant is responsible for about 50 percent of the incidents, according to the First Minister.