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UK reports highest cases since mid-April with nine deaths in 24 hours

by LLB staff reporter
26th May 21 5:05 pm

There has been more than 3,000 new Covid cases recorded in the last 24-hours, which is the highest since mid-April with nine deaths.

In the last 24-hours there were 3,180 cases recorded the highest since 12 April when there was 3,568 cases.

186,147 people in the UK have now received their first dose of the vaccine on Tuesday, with the total being 38,378,564, whilst 387,987 had their second jab with 23,616,498 fully vaccinated.

Bolton has the highest level of people infected with the Indian variant which now stands at more than 450 cases per 100,000 population.

Sir Richard Lees, health and care lead for Greater Manchester gave a dire warning that Bolton General Hospital is dealing with extremely high levels of infections which they never saw during the first and second wave last year.

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust said that Monday was one of its busiest ever days in A&E, and warned hospitalisations with the new variant are rising.

The trust are dealing with the UK’s largest Indian variant surge and health chiefs are strongly urging everyone to take all measures to protect themselves.

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