The UK recorded 7,143 new cases and 71 new deaths from the coronavirus on Tuesday, the highest number of deaths since July 1.
This brings the UK total to 446,156 total cases and 42,072 deaths, according to the UK Coronavirus Scoreboard.
There was some confusion on Tuesday when the UK announced new restrictions on social gatherings for the North East.
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Politico reports that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the rule of six – no more than six people can congregate in one place – does not apply to gatherings outside. He later corrected himself on Twitter, saying he misspoke.
“It is vital to control the spread of the coronavirus and ensure the safety of everyone”, Johnson tweeted later. “If you are in a high risk area, please continue to follow the guidelines of local authorities. ”
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UK guidelines make it clear that when meeting friends and family outside of your home or supportive bubble, you should not meet in a group of more than six, indoors or out. ‘outside.
People who break this rule can be fined up to 200 pounds (about $ 250), with the fine doubling for each additional violation up to 6400 pounds (about $ 8,200).
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The UK has the fifth highest death toll of any country in the world, overtaken by the US, Brazil, India and Mexico.
Global coronavirus deaths hit the gruesome 1 million mark on Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University. There are 33,477,825 confirmed cases worldwide.