The UK reported another 50 deaths, up from six deaths on Monday, while hospitalizations continue to rise dramatically to 36,000 new cases. With the infections that continue to grow in view of the already postponed Freedom Day (Freedom Day) scheduled for Monday, July 19, the latest figures will add to the growing fears that the pandemic can spiral out of control again. All of this comes as doctors call the government’s release plan “irresponsible” and warn that the UK could record 200 daily deaths and 2,000 hospital admissions by mid-August.
The last time England had experienced more cases per day than today was January 22, also the day of the last time more than 40,000 cases were recorded. It is unclear how many of those whose deaths have been confirmed today have been partially or fully vaccinated. The UK has registered a total of 5,191,459 cases of coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, plus 128,481 deaths within 28 days of a positive test. Separate data, on the other hand, suggests that Covid-19 has been listed on more than 154,000 death certificates of people in Britain.
As for the Scotlandinstead, the Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that restrictions will be relaxed on Monday, but the rules on the use of masks they will remain in force “for some time”, unlike England.