BREAKING News – UK Covid cases are up 7.6% on last week
Nationwide coronavirus cases in the UK have risen by 26,860 in the last 24 hours; as last Saturday’s figure was 24’957 positive cases this means a rise of 7.6% in just a week. The daily death toll, in all settings, is one of the worst of the second wave and the most fatalities on a Saturday since 587 on May 2, when the UK was emerging from its initial peak of the pandemic.
Experts from the Government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) warn that the next two weeks in the UK will be “absolutely crucial” if people are to be in a position “to spend the festive period with loved ones.”
Professor Susan Michie of SAGE said:
‘They’re going to be a very challenging two weeks, partly because of the weather, partly because, I think, the promise of a vaccine may be making people feel complacent.
‘But the vaccine is very unlikely to come in until the end of the year or beginning of next year and that’s going to make no difference to the current second wave.
‘So I think for the next two weeks, everybody has to really get all their resolve together.’
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