Although the balance sheets published on Tuesdays, when unregistered deaths from the weekend are replenished, are usually the highest in the week, the current one is higher by as much as 40 than on the previous Tuesday and by 82 compared to the one from two weeks ago. This means that this is clearly the worst daily balance during the ongoing third wave of the pandemic in Great Britain. In the last seven days, 982 deaths were recorded due to Covid-19, up 7.8 percent. more than the previous seven.
On the other hand, the number of detected infections – 40,954 – is almost 4.5 thousand. higher than that on Monday, but at the same time it is less by almost 3 thousand. compared to last Tuesday. In addition, for the first time in several weeks, the total balance of newly detected infections from the last seven days – 312.9 thousand. – was lower than in the previous seven. Admittedly, this decline is only 0.4%, but in recent weeks the increases measured from week to week have amounted to several percent.
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Great Britain. Slowing down the rate of growth of new infections
The slowdown in the rate of new infections, which has been visible in recent days, has sparked speculation in the media that perhaps the peak of infections in this wave has passed and it may not be necessary to implement Plan B, i.e. restore some restrictions. In recent days, both Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Minister Sajid Javid argued that the increase in infections is in line with forecasts and that the situation does not justify a return to the restrictions.
Since the start of the pandemic, 8.85 million coronavirus infections have been reported in the UK, with 139,834 deaths. The country ranks fourth in the world in terms of the number of detected infections, and eighth in terms of deaths.
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