he UK recorded practically 36,000 new infections of coronavirus on Sunday – the very best each day rise for the reason that begin of the pandemic.
The Authorities mentioned that as of 9am on Sunday, there had been an extra 35,928 lab-confirmed circumstances of Covid-19 within the UK.
That is up from 18,477 infections that have been recorded final week Sunday. It brings the full variety of circumstances within the UK to 2,040,147.
Covid-19 deaths rose by 326, bringing the official dying toll to 67,401.
However separate figures printed by the UK’s statistics companies recommend there have now been 83,000 deaths involving Covid-19 within the UK.
Of the 32,155 new constructive circumstances reported for England on Sunday, the overwhelming majority (95 per cent) have been checks carried out within the final 4 days.
Dr Yvonne Doyle, medical director at Public Well being England, mentioned the vast majority of the brand new circumstances have been concentrated in London and the South East. However she added that it was “too early to inform” if the circumstances have been linked to the brand new variant.
“This sharp and sudden enhance is of significant concern,” mentioned Ms Doyle.
“What we do know is that the way in which to manage this virus is identical, regardless of the variant. It merely is not going to unfold if we keep away from shut contact with others. Wash your palms, put on a masks, preserve your distance from others, and scale back your social contacts.
“By working collectively we have now tackled this virus earlier than. By holding the road over the following few weeks, it’s doable we are able to achieve this once more, as we proceed to roll out the vaccine to probably the most susceptible.”
Scotland recorded three deaths from coronavirus and 934 constructive checks prior to now 24 hours on Sunday.
However the Scottish Authorities mentioned Sunday’s check figures “could have been affected as a consequence of points with knowledge switch from NHS Grampian and NHS Higher Glasgow and Clyde labs over the weekend”, and that the massive variety of circumstances “could also be as a consequence of a catch-up of a backlog of knowledge”.
It brings the dying toll underneath this measure – of people that first examined constructive for the virus throughout the earlier 28 days – to 4,283.
The newest statistics present 111,546 individuals have now examined constructive in Scotland, up from 110,612 the day gone by.
One other 13 individuals with Covid-19 have died in Northern Eire, the Division of Well being has confirmed.
An additional 505 new circumstances of the virus have additionally been reported prior to now 24 hours.