Coronavirus: Daily cases in UK increase by 1,522, biggest increase since June | The independent


The UK has seen the biggest daily increase in coronavirus cases since June, while the death toll rose by 12.

Government data shows an additional 1,522 people tested positive for Covid-19 within 24 hours of 9 a.m. Thursday.

This is the highest level since June 12 and against 1,048 cases the day before.

The total number of confirmed infections in the UK now stands at 330,368.

The total number of people who have died in the UK within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 now stands at 41,477 – an increase of 12 from Wednesday, according to government figures.

Separate figures released by UK statistical agencies show that there are now 57,200 registered deaths in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

The UK hospital death toll rose by nine on Thursday after seven more people who tested positive for the coronavirus died in hospital in England.

The patients were between 77 and 90 years old and all had known underlying health problems.

Wales has recorded one more death, as has Northern Ireland – although this has not happened in the past 24 hours.

It comes after 30 teenagers feared they could potentially contract coronavirus after vacationing on the Greek island of Zante.

At least 11 of a group of 18 and 19, mostly from Plymouth, Devon, were said to have tested positive for the disease on Wednesday.

Dozens of food processing factories are also facing coronavirus outbreaks, with a chicken factory in Norfolk forced to partially close.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said that on Tuesday there were around 40 food processing plants in England, both meat and non-meat, with active outbreaks – but assured that the number ” remains very low ”.

One of those factories includes Banham Poultry in Attleborough, Norfolk, where 75 workers have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Norfolk County Council said in a statement Thursday that tests had been carried out on 347 staff after seven of them caught the virus.

The local authority said 350 workers will be asked to self-isolate with their households and the affected factory area will be thoroughly cleaned.

Additional reports from the Press Association


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