Record of infections in the last seven days since July: 333,465 people test positive
Britain has recorded the highest number of new Covid-19 cases since July over the past week, according to official figures offered this Saturday, a day after the prime minister Boris Johnson minimize the possibility of a return to the confinement. Some 333,465 people in Britain tested positive for Covid-19 in the past seven days, 15% more than the previous week and the highest total since July 21.
Daily figures show that there have been 44,985 new cases on Saturday, up from 49,298 on Friday. Daily death figures were only available for England and showed 135 deaths within 28 days of a positive test. Deaths have increased by 12% in the last week, and the total since the start of the pandemic is now 139,461, the second highest number in Europe after Russia.
While vaccination and better medical treatment have dramatically reduced deaths compared to previous waves of the disease, hospitals are already overburdened. and Britain’s current death rate is much higher than that of many of its European neighbors.
Government health advisers said Friday that preparations should be made for the possible reintroduction of measures to curb the spread of the disease., such as working from home, as acting early would reduce the need for tougher measures later. Johnson, however, said he did not expect a return to the confinement, Reuters reports. “We see absolutely nothing to indicate what is at stake”He said on Friday.