BREAKING: Covid-19: UK daily coronavirus cases top 60,000 for first time

dxx

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    The number of new daily confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK has topped 60,000 for the first time since the pandemic started.

    According to government figures on Tuesday, the number of people who tested positive was 60,916.

    One in 50 people in private households in England had Covid last week - and one in 30 in London, according to estimates based on the latest data.

    A further 830 people have also died within 28 days of a positive test.

    It comes as England and Scotland announced new strict lockdowns, with people told to stay at home.

    At a press conference at Downing Street on Tuesday, Boris Johnson said 1.3 million people had now been vaccinated in the UK - including 23% of over 80s in England, some 650,000 people.

    But he said more than one million people were currently infected - with the number of patients in hospitals 40% higher than in the first peak.

    The government's chief medical adviser Prof Chris Whitty cited the Office for National Statistics' random sampling data for England as showing how widespread the virus is.

    "We're now into a situation where across the country as a whole, roughly one in 50 people have got the virus, higher in some parts of the country, lower in others," he said.

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    War Fighter

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    Not surprised. Because they acted like anarchists and hooligans when government imposed restrictions and lockdowns. Most importantly, they did not protest against the adverse impact of lockdowns on small businesses and economy but because the pubs and clubs were closed 🤪

    This is what ultimately happens when personal liberty is upheld risking the well-being of others.

    They wanted personal freedom and got what they deserved.
     
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    imhotep

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    Not surprised. Because they acted like anarchist and hooligans when government imposed restrictions and lockdowns. Most importantly, they did not protest for the adverse pact of lockdowns on small businesses and economy but because the pubs and clubs were closed 🤪

    This is what ultimately happens when personal liberty is upheld risking the well-being of others.

    They wanted personal freedom and got what they deserved.

    You are not wrong... In some other countries like NZ & Australia they have managed things differently and credit has to be passed on to the public.
    People behaviour affects the propagation of the virus.
    Also the festive season could also have had an impact on the numbers.
    During the last one week alone (30 Dec 2020 to 5 Jan 2021), nearly 392,000 people tested positive in the UK. :( Nearly 3 million tests have been done.
     

    NaiRobi

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    You are not wrong... In some other countries like NZ & Australia they have managed things differently and credit has to be passed on to the public.
    People behaviour affects the propagation of the virus.
    Also the festive season could also have had an impact on the numbers.
    During the last one week alone (30 Dec 2020 to 5 Jan 2021), nearly 392,000 people tested positive in the UK. :( Nearly 3 million tests have been done.
    Their convicts behave way better than themselves, the irony!
     

    War Fighter

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    You are not wrong... In some other countries like NZ & Australia they have managed things differently and credit has to be passed on to the public.
    People behaviour affects the propagation of the virus.
    Also the festive season could also have had an impact on the numbers.
    During the last one week alone (30 Dec 2020 to 5 Jan 2021), nearly 392,000 people tested positive in the UK. :( Nearly 3 million tests have been done.
    You are correct. Australia imposed strictest restrictions and imposed spot fines for the bastards who break the laws. Majority of the general public in Australia and New Zealand obeyed government restrictions and regulations without protesting. USA and UK are suffering due to the stubborn, negligent and selfish behavior of their general public.