COVID-19 instances have increased by 97 percent since the reopening of “Freedom Day” – these are the top five locations.
COVID instances have continued to grow across the UK as the government moved to step four of its plan to lift the lockdown on Monday, called “Freedom Day” by many. Coronavirus cases have increased by 97 percent in some sections of the country, particularly in five hotspots.
Covid has been sweeping the country recently, with many people either infected or knowing someone who is. Supermarkets notified Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week that he only has 48 hours to fix the problems caused by ‘pinging’ individuals to self-isolate via the test and track app, as large swaths of vital staff are unwell. While the Prime Minister expressed regret, he refused to adjust the app’s system. Iceland has announced that “a handful of stores” have been closed, with 1,000 employees – or 4% of its staff – compelled to self-isolate after being contacted by the app.
According to government data, the UK recorded 46,558 new Covid cases and 96 coronavirus-related deaths in the 24 hours leading up to Tuesday.
This is the largest number of deaths reported since March 24, when 98 persons were reported dead.
In comparison, 39,950 new cases and 19 deaths were reported on Monday, and 36,660 new cases and 50 deaths were reported the week before.
According to the most recent data, 745 Covid patients were taken to hospital on July 14, with 4,500 being admitted in the seven days leading up to Tuesday — a weekly increase of 38.4 percent.
But the problem isn’t going away anytime soon, as some areas of the country are seeing a 97 percent surge in cases as the last lockdown restrictions are lifted.
In the seven days leading up to July 16, an interactive map created by Public Health England (PHE) demonstrates just how awful things have gotten.
With 1,950 new cases reported in the last seven days, Redcar and Cleveland in the northeast has the highest infection rate in the country.
With a total of 2,099 cases and a case rate of 1,530.4 per 100,000 persons, Redcar and Cleveland has witnessed a 101 percent increase.
Middlesbrough, which is nearby, isn’t faring any better, with a 60.6 percent weekly increase equaling 719 new infections.
As the total number of positive infections in Middlesbrough is 1,352 per 100,000 individuals, the case rate is 1,352 per 100,000 people. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”