The UK has recorded another 32,548 COVID cases and 33 deaths, according to the latest government figures.
This is the highest daily case total since January.
Today’s numbers compare to 28,773 coronavirus cases and 37 deaths recorded Tuesday.
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At the same time last week, 26,068 cases and 14 deaths were reported.
This is another 238 937 COVID vaccine doses were given on Tuesday – 85,811 first injections and 153,126 second doses.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces questions from the powerful Liaison Committee this afternoon – including on the subject of COVID and its impact on the country.
Earlier today, the Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer accused Mr Johnson of putting the country on the way to a “summer of chaos and confusion” with his plans to take the country to the fourth and final step of its roadmap to come out of lockdown on July 19.
This despite the fact that Health Secretary Sajid Javid admitted there could be 100,000 coronaviruses cases per day in a few weeks.
During the Prime Minister’s Q&A, Sir Keir said: ‘Let’s be clear why the infection rates are so high – because the PM left the Delta – or we can call it the’ Johnson variant “- in the country.”
Mr Johnson said the government was taking a “cautious approach” by “moving away from self-isolation towards testing in the coming weeks.”
But he has repeatedly declined to say how many people he expected to self-isolate this summer, or how many deaths, hospitalizations and long COVID cases he thought could occur after the easing. of the restriction on July 19.
Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps told the transportation committee earlier that as of July 19, planes, trains and buses may have their own rules on coronaviruses – including wearing a mask.
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This notice was published: 2021-07-07 14:18:00