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UK records highest coronavirus case since May with 21 more deaths

by LLB political Reporter
17th Sep 20 4:21 pm

According to the Department of Health data, 21 more people have died and 3,395 more coronavirus cases have been recorded on Thursday at 9am, which is still higher than cases in May.

Although deaths are still lower than April and May, the rate is now starting to increase as we are heading into Autumn.

Wednesday there were 20 deaths recorded across the UK, with 17 across England, two in Northern Ireland and one in Scotland.

Around 10m people across the UK are now living under tighter coronavirus measures, ranging from 10pm to 5am curfew, travel bans from leaving their areas to households banned from mixing.

Scotland has seven area with measures, Wales has two, whilst England now has 25 regions under new government-imposed restrictions.

The UK are experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases sweeping across the country, and England’s positives cases has risen by 167% between the end of August and 9 September.

Official figures revealed that 18,371 new people were confirmed to be infected across England in the six days between the 3 September and 9 September, which is an increase of 167%.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said on Thursday that they are concerned of a “serious situation unfolding” as coronavirus cases are soaring.

Dr Hans Henri Kluge the WHO regional director for Europe warned that Europe are seeing “alarming rates” of coronavirus cases since before the pandemic and lockdown’s started in March.

Dr Henri Kluge warned, “We have a very serious situation unfolding before us.

“Weekly cases have now exceeded those reported when the pandemic first peaked in Europe in March.

“Last week, the region’s weekly tally exceeded 300,000 cases. More than half of European countries have reported a greater than 10% increase in cases in the past two weeks.

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