Britain's daily Covid cases more than double to 22,868 但死亡人数下降

Britain’s daily Covid cases more than double to 22,868 但死亡人数下降 40% as UK records three more victims

  • Department of Health data showed 22,868 cases were recorded today but deaths stayed low at three
  • Britain’s daily Covid cases more than doubled in a week to 22,868 今天, but deaths from the virus fell after only three were recorded.

    Covid fatalities have remained low despite rising infections, with the country suffering 17 a day on average. 为了比较, in the darkest days of January there were more than 1,000 deaths a day.

    Experts say vaccines are severing the link between surging infections, and rises in hospitalisations and deaths from the disease. More than 44million adults have got their first dose — 84 per cent — and 32million have received both jabs — 61.9 百分.

    鲍里斯·约翰逊(Boris Johnson) today said England is ‘looking setto slacken its remaining 封锁 shackles on the re-scheduled July 19 ‘freedom day’. But the Prime Minister ruled out a faster easing on July 5.

    Newly appointed Health Secretary Sajid Javid has made it his ‘absolute priorityto get life back to normal ‘as quickly as possibleand to ensure that easing restrictions will be ‘irreversible’.

    Mr Javid, who is thought to be more likely to drop restrictions than his predecessor, is expected to say the country is on track for the new terminus date when he gives a statement to MPs in the House of Commons.

    But he will reportedly say the nation is not yet in a position to bring forward the unlocking to July 5, when SAGE and ministers are due to review the Covid situation next.