Coronavirus: Largest increase in UK cases Thursday since April, 21 more deaths recorded

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Another 21 people have died after catching the coronavirus in the UK.The death toll in the country now stands at 41,705, according to data from the Ministry of Health.

3,395 more people have tested positive for the bug.

Yesterday, just under 4,000 new cases of coronavirus were detected.

It was the highest number since April, when the pandemic was coming out of its peak.

According to data from the Ministry of Health, most cases in one day occurred on May 1, when 6,201 people tested positive.

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The number of cases is that daily deaths have increased in recent weeks

It was two weeks after the UK’s peak in terms of deaths, when more than 1,200 people lost their lives.

In recent weeks, places in the North, like Liverpool and Newcastle, have seen a particularly large spike in cases.

Although daily deaths are still much lower than in April and May, they increased in late summer.



The number of cases increases despite the fact that thousands of people struggle to get tested



The infection rate has almost doubled in Liverpool in the past seven days
The infection rate in places in the north-west like Liverpool, where it has almost doubled, has increased dramatically

Yesterday, 20 other deaths were added to the toll, including 17 in England, two in Northern Ireland and one in Scotland.

The growing number of cases has seen the government scramble to control the rate of infection.

It was announced earlier today that a 10pm bar curfew had been announced as part of a local lockdown in the north-east of England.



Newcastle is one of seven regions in the northeast affected by the restrictions

New restrictions have been imposed in areas such as Newcastle, Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Gateshead, County Durham and Sunderland due to a spike in coronavirus cases.

Millions of residents in these areas have been told not to socialize with others outside of their homes or to support the bubble from midnight tonight.

Pubs and restaurants will serve customers only via table service and must close between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock revealed the restrictions in the House of Commons this morning.

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