COVID-19: UK reports highest daily death toll since March as 43,738 more cases recorded

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COVID-19: UK reports highest daily death toll since March as 43,738 more cases recorded


The UK has recorded 223 deaths from COVID-19 within 28 days of testing positive in the biggest daily jump since early March.

43,738 others coronavirus cases have also been recorded.

This is the largest increase in the number of daily deaths from COVID-19 since March 9, when 231 people died within 28 days of testing positive.

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And it comes after the UK reported 49,156 cases of COVID-19 on Monday – highest number since July 17 when 54,674 cases were recorded.

The UK also reported 45 deaths within 28 days of testing positive on Monday.

The figures compare to last Tuesday, October 12, when the UK reported 181 deaths within 28 days of a positive test and 38,520 cases.

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Latest figures come after UK also reported 49,156 COVID-19 cases on Monday

The figures also come after the government said it was also monitoring “closely” a new mutation of the Delta variant, which was called AY.4.2 by scientists.

The UK Health Safety Agency has warned that this variant now accounts for 6% of new cases and could be up to 10% more transmissible.

Adam Finn, professor of pediatrics at the University of Bristol and a member of the Joint Committee on Immunization and Immunization (JCVI), said that the “very rapid increase” in the number of cases in the UK is a “reflection of the way people are behaving ”.

He told Sky News that “no one anymore” appeared to be wearing masks indoors, adding that he doubted people would do lateral flow testing.

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Professor Finn said: “There is a general feeling that life has returned to normal and as a result the infection is spreading. “

He added that unless there is a “clear message that we have more infections going on than at any time during the pandemic,” despite fewer hospitalizations, people ” are not really going to take precautions ”.

When asked if he expected another lockdown, he replied, “I sincerely hope not.

“I think we need to put a little more effort into communicating to people that unless they all make an effort to reduce the transmission of the virus, it will continue to circulate and be a problem.

“We can all help do this without having a lockdown or massively disrupting our lives. “

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The UK reported its highest daily death toll since March as an additional 43,738 cases were recorded

He also defended the deployment of the vaccine, saying it is moving “as fast as possible”.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s official spokesman said the government was “not complacent” about the increase in cases.

He added that the level of hospital admissions and deaths was still “an order of magnitude lower” compared to the early days of the pandemic.

The spokesperson also said this afternoon that there are currently “no plans” to use the emergency measures set out in the fall / winter strategy.

He went on to stress that “the most important message for the public to understand is the vital importance of the recall program”.

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Sajid Javid said children aged 12 to 15 will be able to use the national reservation service to secure their COVID-19 vaccines “to make the most of the midterm next week”

Meanwhile, Health Secretary Sajid Javid said earlier today that the government is “stepping up” its vaccination program in a bid to encourage eligible children to get bitten.

He added that children between the ages of 12 and 15 could use the national reservation service to secure their COVID-19 vaccines “to make the most of midterm next week.”

Mr Javid said: “To make the most of next week’s semester, we will now open the national reservation service every 12 to 15 years to get vaccinated against COVID at existing national vaccination centers, this which will give families more flexibility.

“I think it’s important that anyone invited as eligible for a vaccine, including young people, come forward and accept this offer. ”

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