UK Covid Alert Raised To Highest Level

UK Covid alert raised to highest level as record number of cases recorded

The UK government has announced on Monday, January 4, that a further 58,700 new infections have been reported in the past 24 hours, meaning cases have consistently exceeded 50,000 per day for a week. Monday’s count is the first time the number of infections has exceeded 58,000 overnight and sadly represents the highest daily figure so far. In total, 2,713,563 people have contracted Covid since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

A further 407 deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the official national death toll to 75,431.

Public Health England’s medical director Dr Yvonne Doyle, said: “The continuous rise in cases and deaths should be a bitter warning for us all.

“We must not forget the basics – the lives of our friends and family depend on it.

“Keep your distance from others, wash your hands and wear a mask. This virus will transmit wherever you let your guard down.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce tough new national restrictions in a televised address at 8pm on Monday, January 4.


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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.


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