Category Archives: UK Covid Update

The Number of New COVID Cases in the UK Fell for the Fourth Day in a Row

The UK registered 31,795 new cases, up from 36,389 on Friday but, the daily number of deaths related to the coronavirus is not yet accessible due to technical difficulties in processing the data. At the same time, last week, 54,674 infections and 41 deaths were recorded. The most recent data also shows that an additional…

By Opening up the Economy as the Delta Variant Grows, the UK Becomes the Test Case for COVID-19

The battle between vaccines and the Delta variant of the coronavirus is reaching its climax in the UK, closely followed by the rest of the world. What is at stake is whether advanced economies with high vaccination rates can benefit from something approaching pre-pandemic life versus the rapidly spreading versions of the virus. The experiment…

UK Records 96 More Coronavirus Deaths, Highest Daily Aggregate in Nearly Four Months

The UK has recorded 96 more deaths from coronavirus, according to the latest update from the government’s coronavirus dashboard. This is the highest daily total for this measure in nearly four months (since March 24, when 98 deaths were recorded). And, the total number of deaths in the last week increased by 60.6% compared to…

NHS COVID App ‘Pings’ 520,000 Per Week, Telling Them to Self-Isolate

The NHS Covid-19 app sent out more than half a million alerts last week urging people to isolate themselves after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for the virus. The figure underscores the swift spread of the Delta variant and will further affect factory, store, and restaurant managers already facing labor shortages, which…

COVID-19: 31,772 other coronavirus cases and 26 deaths recorded in the UK.

A further 31,772 COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths have been stated across the UK in the past 24 hours. The figures were released on Sunday, against 32,367 cases and 34 deaths the day before, just below the cases recorded on Friday, when the highest number of infections was recorded since January 22. COVID cases in…

COVID: England’s Lockdown Rules to End on July 19, PM Confirms

England will move to the final stages of easing COVID restrictions on July 19, ministers confirmed. This means that almost all legal limitations on social contact will be removed. But the prime minister said it was vital to proceed with caution and warned that the pandemic is not over. The current wave peak is not…

R-value Upsurges in England as the Latest Wave of COVID-19 Accelerates

England’s Covid-19 reproduction rate has dropped to between 1.2 and 1.5, government data suggests, a sign that the third wave of infections is accelerating. An R rate of 1.2 to 1.5 means that ten infected people will transmit the virus to 12 to 15 others. Last week, the R-value was between 1.1 and 1.3. The…

COVID Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better, Doctors Warn

The situation with COVID will get worse before it gets better, and cases “will increase dramatically,” medical officials warned. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges said that people should be cautious and take steps such as wearing face covers in congested indoor spaces. It warned that the NHS was under first-time pressure. On Monday, the…

COVID: Self-Isolation to be Ended for the Double-Vaccinated and Children in England

Fully vaccinated people in England will not have to isolate themselves if a close contact is positive for COVID from Aug. 16, the health secretary said. The same policy also applies to those under the age of 18 from that date, according to Sajid Javid. The government would release more information on self-isolation rules for…

Rules on Wearing Masks, Social Distancing, and Working from Home in England Ends Soon

The government has come up with plans to end the mandatory wearing of masks and remove social distancing requirements despite scientists warning that continued measures will be needed to control the resurgence of infections, the PA reports. Documents released by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) indicate that as current measures are lifted, the…

COVID-19: The UK Registers 24,855 More Cases and 18 Deaths in the Last 24 Hours, the Latest Figures Reveal

The UK has recorded another 24,855 coronavirus cases and 18 additional deaths, in the past 24 hours. Official government figures are compared today with 27,125 new COVID-19 infections and 27 deaths reported on Friday and 18,270 cases and, 23 deaths reported last Saturday. Another 122,377 people have received their first vaccine, while 160,763 received their…

Delta Variant Leads to a Sharp Rise in UK COVID Cases, ONS Data Reveals

COVID infection rates have risen dramatically in Britain, the data revealed, as Downing Street scrapped mandatory face masks in England this winter. According to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), based on swabs collected from randomly selected households, around 211,100 community people in England, or one in 260, would have had…

COVID-19: the UK Registers 26,068 New Coronavirus Cases, the Highest Since Late January

The last time cases were this high, the daily death toll stood at 1,245, down from 14 in the most recent update. The UK has reported another 26,068 COVID cases, the highest since January 29, when there were 29,079. There were also 14 more deaths, according to the latest daily figures. On January 29, there…

COVID-19: UK Reports 14,876 New Coronavirus Cases and 11 Fatalities

The UK has reported 14,876 new COVID-19 cases and 11 other coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, according to government figures. The figures compare with 18,270 infections and 23 deaths announced yesterday, while last week, there were 9,284 cases and six deaths at the same time. Over the weekend, hundreds of walk-in vaccination sites,…

COVID-19: the UK reported 35,204 cases of Delta variants in one week, according to Public Health England

The UK has reported 35,204 new cases of the Delta COVID variant last week, an increase of 46%. Public Health England (PHE) said that two doses of the vaccine remain effective in protecting against the risk of hospitalization. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 111,157, including 102,019 registered in England, 7,738 in…

COVID-19: UK Reports 16,703 New Coronavirus Cases and 21 More Deaths

The UK has reported 16,703 new COVID-19 cases and another 21 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, according to government data. The numbers compared with 16,135 infections and 19 deaths announced yesterday, and 11,007 cases and 19 deaths this time last week. For the moment, another 207,647 people had their first dose of a…

COVID-19: Hancock Suggests Double-Jabbed Arrivals Avoid Quarantine

Ministers are “working on” non-quarantine travel plans from Amber List countries for fully vaccinated people, Hancock said. He said plans for England had not yet been “clinically advised.” But the health secretary said the government was considering plans to allow the vaccine to “restore” certain freedoms. Currently, travelers arriving from countries on the red or…