COVID-19: UK records 33,470 more coronavirus cases – highest daily figure yet | UK News

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Another 33,470 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past 24 hours – the highest figure since the start of the pandemic, according to government figures.

This brings the total number of cases in the UK to 1,290,195.

22,950 people have tested positive on Wednesday, while the number of deaths in the UK since the start of the pandemic exceeded 50,000.

Today’s death toll has not yet been released.

Experts have previously warned that describing the daily figure as a record could be “misleading” as it is not clear how many people were actually infected at the height of the first wave, due to a lack of community testing at the time.

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However, yesterday an additional 595 deaths were announced – the highest number since May 12 – bringing the country’s total to 50,365.

The UK now has the highest number of registered deaths in the European Union.

The tragic stories of coronavirus deaths in the UK have included the oldest known victim, Hilda Churchill, 108, who survived the Spanish flu pandemic, and the youngest victim; a 13 day old baby.

Meanwhile, the last digits of Test and trace show that the service only reached 60.4% of contacts of people who tested positive for coronavirus in the week ending November 4.

It is slightly up on the figure from the previous week of 59.9%, which makes it one of the lowest rates since the start of the plan.

The figures also show that 149,253 people have tested positive for COVID-19[feminine[feminine at least once in England in the same week – the highest weekly number since the system launched in May and an 8% increase from the previous week.

However, of the 141,804 people referred to Test and Trace that week, 85% were contacted and asked to provide a list of recent close contacts – the highest weekly percentage since the start, and up slightly from the start. previous week.

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