Over 23,000 more COVID cases confirmed in the UK

OVER 23,000 more COVID cases have been confirmed in the UK, having surpassed the one million mark on Saturday, October 31.

After Boris Johnson confirmed that the UK would go back into lockdown next week, his decision may be considered to have come at the right time after 23,254 confirmed coronavirus cases were recorded on Sunday, November 1, a total that was up from the 21,915 recorded the day before.

The new figures released by the government sadly show that another 162 coronavirus related deaths were also recorded, although that figure is down from the 326 recorded on Saturday, October 31.

The country has now recorded a total of 1,034,914 cases and has registered 46,717 total deaths (recorded within 28 days of a positive test).

Former chief scientific adviser Sir Mark Walport told Sky News that keeping schools open during the lockdown could mean infection rates stay higher for longer, stating in an interview with Sky’s Sophy Ridge On Sunday:

“It’s unlikely this time to come down quite as fast as it did during the first lockdown because we have got schools open.”

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Matthew Roscoe

Originally from the UK, Matthew is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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