The Kingdom United on Thursday exceeded 10,000 new infections registered daily by covid-19 (11,007) for the first time since February, before the rise of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday a four-week delay in the last phase of deconfinition in England due to concerns about the spread of this strain, initially detected in India and between 40% and 80% more contagious than Alpha.
The Kingdom United He has carried out a successful vaccination campaign and his government defends that the decision to postpone from June 21 to July 19 the total lifting of restrictions will allow a second dose of the vaccine to be administered to millions more people.
Mortality remains low, with 19 deaths recorded Thursday, and the vaccines are believed to be effective in preventing severe symptoms linked to the Delta variant.
Country worst hit in Europe by the pandemic, the Kingdom United It already registers 127,945 deaths confirmed by covid-19.
A government report released Thursday showed that the number of cases is “increasing exponentially” across England, driven by age groups not yet vaccinated.