Monday, September 21, 2020

Coronavirus UPDATES: UK alert level raised to 4 as cases up in highest Monday since April

 The UK's coronavirus alert level has been raised to four in the first change since June as infections soar.As Britain's top scientists warn coronavirus cases in the UK could hit 50,000 a day - the latest figures show the highest Monday rise in new cases in five months.


There were 4368 cases recorded in the past 24 hrs- the highest on a Monday since April 20 - while the death toll was 11, the Department of Health said.

This on a day in which Sir Patrick vallance said infections could reach up to 50,000 by mid october if cases continue to double every seven days, resulting in 200 deaths a day a month later.

However, the Chief Scientific Adviser offered some hope by raising the possibility of "small  amounts" of vaccines being made available  for certain groups by the end of the year.

Rising infections have raised the spectre of nationwide lockdown measures with large swathes of the Midlands and northern England now covered by restrictions. 

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