Another 7,490 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported in the UK, as the government appears poised to delay the June 21 easing of the lockdown in England.
Sunday’s data update is the fifth day in a row that daily reported cases have surpassed 7,000 – a figure last seen in late February.
the Prime Minister possesses reported to ITV News that there will be a four week deadline to end the lockdown in England, as hospitalizations increase among those infected with the virus.
The latest government figures also showed eight more deaths among patients who died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test.
The death toll, based on this measurement, now stands at 127,904, although statistical agencies suggest more than 153,000 deaths have occurred in the UK where Covid is mentioned on the death certificate.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday that no final decision had been taken on lifting the restrictions on June 21.
He told a press conference at the end of the G7 summit: “We continue to review the data, no final decisions have been made, and the right time to let everyone know what we’re going to do. do with step 4 with June 21, it’s tomorrow, like I said.
“That’s when we’ll release all of the information so that everyone can see it together. “
“In order to provide an irreversible roadmap, you have to be careful,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson told ITV News political editor Robert Peston
The Prime Minister told ITV News’ Robert Peston on Saturday: “In order to provide an irreversible roadmap, you have to be careful and we are always looking at the data.
“What we are seeing is definitely signs that not only cases but also hospitalizations are increasing. “
Of the eight Covid deaths reported in Sunday’s data update, all but one have been in England.
Public Health Wales has reported one new death, while Scotland and Northern Ireland have not reported any new deaths.