Covid cases are on the rise, with over 50,000 new infections reported since mid-January.
Over the last 24 hours, the UK has reported 51,870 new coronavirus cases, the largest number since mid-January.
Another 49 persons died in the United Kingdom within 28 days of having a positive coronavirus test. In just one day on January 15, during the UK’s second COVID-19 wave, 55,761 cases were registered.
As the more contagious Delta form continues to spread across the country, the number of coronavirus cases has risen dramatically.
Deaths are still significantly lower than they were in January, when they peaked at almost 1,300 per day.
The UK’s very successful vaccination program, according to the government, has at least partially severed the relationship between cases and deaths.
The 51,870 COVID-19 cases represent a considerable rise over the 32,152 new infections reported last Friday. Last Friday, July 9, however, the death toll was lower, with only 29 confirmed deaths.
The vaccination campaign in the United Kingdom has continued, with another 201,893 doses administered in the last 24 hours.
Furthermore, 61,681 persons had their first coronavirus vaccination.
On Monday, the final legal coronavirus limitations in England will be eliminated.
Several mayors, notably London’s Sadiq Khan, have stated that citizens must continue to wear facemasks on public transportation.
Boris Johnson said on Monday that England’s “freedom day” will take place on July 1. For the first time in almost a year, all remaining coronavirus prohibitions on socializing will be lifted, allowing nightclubs to reopen.
Due to the removal of capacity limits, theaters and sports stadiums should expect larger crowds.
Handshakes between strangers will be permitted again, as social distance restrictions will be abolished.
Mr Johnson, on the other hand, has counseled “caution,” warning that “the pandemic is far from over.”
“We cannot simply restore to life as it was before Covid on Monday, July 19,” the Prime Minister stated.
As a result of the release, Health Secretary Sajid Javid has warned that the UK’s infection rate might reach 100,000 by the end of the summer.
Due to the “protective wall” created by vaccines, he claims this will not put “unsustainable pressure” on the NHS.
Mr Javid advised people to take “personal responsibility” and “attempt to meet people outside where feasible” if the restrictions are eased.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), coronavirus affects one out of every 95 people in England.
This is a considerable increase over the previous week’s figure of 160.
In Scotland, where one in every 90 people is infected, the situation is significantly worse.
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