United Kingdom records new highest daily number of COVID-19 deaths

Clay Curtis
January 22, 2021

The PHE also reported there were 33,355 new confirmed cases down from the 37,535 cases reported on Monday.

"It's likely that as we're hopefully starting to see some glimmers of hope that London has been affected earlier by the new variant, that may move across the country", Harries told a meeting of parliament's education committee.

A total of 4,266,577 people have now received the first dose of a vaccine, according to the latest government figures, reports BBC.

Britain reported a record 1,820 deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday exceeding a record set only the day before, as scientists warned that the lockdown that began earlier this month was having little effect on the prevalence of the illness.

For the second day running, Britain had another record increase in coronavirus-related deaths.

Figures launched by the federal government additionally present that 1,110 Covid deaths have now been recorded as happening on January 12, 2021 - the very best variety of deaths to happen on a single day for the reason that outbreak started.

He said data from previous lockdowns did show a fall, adding that the current research "certainly doesn't support the conclusion that lockdown is working".

He said: "So now the choice is: mass lockdown or mass vaccination". There are "still tough weeks ahead, I must warn people there will be tough weeks to come".

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He said: "Our data are showing worrying suggestions of a recent uptick in infections which we will continue to monitor closely".

The country is battling its largest resurgence in almost a year, although the official figures are startlingly low compared to the rest of the world: just seven cases were reported in Beijing on Wednesday.

"Stay home, follow the guidance and help us to save lives".

China confirmed Wednesday that it had detected the United Kingdom variant of the coronavirus, joining at least 60 other countries, as US President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration committed to rejoining the World Health Organisation.

Olympic spirit Despite mounting case numbers, organisers of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics are "unwavering" on holding the event this year.

"It is true that it looks as though the rates of infection in the country overall may now be peaking or flattening, but they are not flattening very fast and it is clear that we must keep a grip on this".

Experts also estimated that the national R rate is 1.04, meaning the epidemic is still increasing in size and pressure on hospitals will continue to mount.

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