Kovid Mortality: Another 424 deaths after passing 21,000 test positive

Kovid Mortality: Another 424 deaths after passing 21,000 test positive

Another 424 people have died from coronavirus

Another 424 people in the UK have died from coronavirus while another 21,672 have been infected.

Health department figures show that the total number of deaths after a positive test has reached 63,082.

Where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, the figure has risen to 73,125.

Statistics show that daily deaths have decreased by 5% compared to the previous seven days.

However, the number of people admitted to the hospital has increased by about 6% compared to last week and the number of people who have tested positive has increased by 17%.

Worrying figures also show the UK’s R number today The latest sign that the country’s coronavirus outbreak is on the rise again.

Sage’s latest estimate puts the critical figure between 0.9 and 1.0 – up from 0.8 and 1.0 last week.

New covid case

Over 20,000 people tested positive in the last 24 hours

It is the first time in eight weeks that R – which represents the average number of people infected with each Covid-19 positive person – has ticked upwards.

When the figure is above 1, scientists warn that the outbreak could escalate rapidly.

Yesterday Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced all secondary school students in the worst-affected areas Will be able to test for Covid-19.

It includes some boroughs in London, Kent and Essex.

He said the figures show that the virus is growing the fastest in London between the ages of 11-18, while the rate of adults is ‘broadly flat’.

He unveiled the plan amid fears that rising coronavirus rates could plunge London into a pre-Christmas level three.

The tire system replacing the national lockdown on December 2 is ready for its first review on December 16.

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