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Saturday, January 29, 2022

UK Covid cases soar by 74% in last week with highest daily jump since February

The number of coronavirus cases in the UK has risen by 74% since this time last week with another 7,540 infections recorded.

Today’s increase was the highest daily jump since the end of February, when 8,523 cases were reported on February 26.

Another six deaths were recorded today, the latest government data shows, a decrease from last Wednesday June 2 when 12 more deaths were reported nationwide.

The UK’s daily case numbers then rose by 4,330 – rising by more than one-third compared to the same day the previous week, when 3,180 cases were reported.

Today’s figures come as Boris Johnson said it was too early to say if England’s lockdown can end on June 21 as data on whether the vaccine rollout offers enough protection from the rapid spread of the Delta coronavirus variant is still being assessed.

The PM warned the vaccine rollout may not be enough to go ahead with unlocking on June 21.

And Professor Neil Ferguson, from Imperial College London, whose modelling was instrumental to the UK locking down in March 2020, said that new modelling data submitted to the Government suggests a risk of “a substantial third wave” of coronavirus infections in the UK.

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