Daily UK coronavirus cases rise to over 1,000 amid fears of a second lockdown


There have been more than 1,000 new positive cases of coronavirus confirmed in the UK in the past 24 hours.This is the first time the number of confirmed cases in one day has exceeded 1,000 since June 25, and some experts fear the UK is “heading for a second lockdown”.

The official number of new cases today stands at 1,062, bringing the total number of infections in the UK to 310,825.

In addition, ten more patients have died after testing positive for the virus, bringing the official UK coronavirus death toll to 46,574.

Confirmed cases and deaths remain low in Devon and Cornwall compared to most other parts of the UK.

Sunday figures from Public Health England show just one new confirmed case in Cornwall and none in Devon.

Across the UK, more than 18 million coronavirus tests have been carried out since the start of the pandemic.

For the last Sunday, the death figures were: eight deaths on August 2, ten deaths on July 26, nine on July 19, fifteen on July 12 and nineteen on July 5.

The biggest rise on a Sunday was 710 in April, with the UK at the height of the pandemic.

This Sunday (August 9), ten new coronavirus deaths were recorded.

The patients were between 45 and 89 years old and all had known underlying health problems.

Two deaths have been reported without a positive COVID-19 test result *

The region with the highest number of fatalities was the Midlands with four.

There have been three deaths in the North East and Yorkshire, two in the East of England and one in London.

There have been no new deaths in the southwest.

* A statement on the NHS website explains: ‘As of Tuesday April 28, NHS England and NHS Improvement began reporting the number of deaths of patients who did not test positive for COVID-19 test, but where COVID-19 is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death in part 1 or part 2 of the death certification process. ”


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