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6,000 new infections recorded daily in England during the first week of September

by LLB staff reporter
18th Sep 20 1:05 pm

According to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), in the week 4 to 10 September there was an estimated 6,000 coronavirus cases daily.

During the six days infections were almost double compared to the previous week, which is the highest seen since May.

People aged between 2-years old and 11, and 17 and 34-years old in the North West and London are seeing higher coronavirus cases.

The ONS said that Wales is “relatively stable.”

The number of people who tested positive were outside of hospital, and were in private homes and care homes, according to the data compiled by the ONS and the University of Oxford.

The government and the NHS are becoming increasingly concerned that younger people are contracting the virus which will lead to an increase in the elderly and vulnerable.

Meanwhile, the Department for Health has confirmed on Friday, that new local lockdown measures are to be imposed in parts of the Midlands, North West and West Yorkshire, affecting millions of people

Fresh restrictions will come into force in Wolverhampton, Oadby & Wigston, and parts of Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale.

The department has escalated Lancashire, Merseyside, Warrington and Halton to areas of intervention.

The regulations will come into force from Tuesday, 22 September and measures will differ within the areas.

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