UK coronavirus cases break 24 hour record and surge by 12,872 with 49 deaths
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Coronavirus cases in the UK have surged by 12,782, breaking the country’s previous 24 hour record, latest Department of Health Figures show.
The Department of Health confirmed cases skyrocket by 12,872 in the last 24 hours, nearly doubling the previous 24 hour record.
Included in the figure are cases going back to September 24, which had been withheld due to a technical issue on the official website tracking cases and deaths.
Deaths in all settings have increased by 49, bringing the UK’s coronavirus death toll to 42,317.
The UK’s previous daily case record was 7,143, which was also recorded during the anticipated Covid-19 second wave.
The Department of Health usually releases figures daily on its website at 4pm, but statistics were not made public until 8.45pm.
It is believed one in around 200 people in England have been infected with coronavirus, a study by Imperial College London and Ipsos Mori has showed.
Figures won’t shock the UK’s top docs, Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance, who addressed the nation without the Prime Minister less than two weeks ago on September 21.
The pair warned the UK the country is on the grip of a second wave – but it is not too late if Brits follow advice.
He added all age groups have seen a rise in the number of cases, and the surge is not limited to one group, which is not a result of more testing, but more infection.
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A day later, Boris Johnson ordered a 10pm curfew on pubs, bars, and restaurants, which came into affect on Thursday 24 September.
He also implemented the Rule of Six, which restricts Brits to dining or drinking with up to six friends at a time.
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