COVID-19: UK records 81,713 cases and 287 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: UK records 81,713 cases and 287 deaths in last 24 hours

The UK has recorded 81,713 COVID cases and 287 coronavirus-related deaths in the latest 24-hour period. It follows 99,652 positive cases and 270 deaths (of people within 28 days of first testing positive for COVID-19) reported yesterday. This was down from 335 deaths reported on Thursday and 398 deaths reported on Wednesday. The UK Health Security Agency believes England's R number now stands between 1.1 and 1.5 - meaning that every 10 people infected with coronavirus will on average pass the disease to between 11 and 15 other people. As it remains above 1, it means the virus is still growing rather than shrinking. Read live updates on COVID in the UK and around the world Meanwhile, the weekly Coronavirus Infection Survey, which is collated by the Office for National …
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