UK Covid daily cases highest for three months as infections soar by over 45,000
The UK's daily coronavirus case count is at its highest for three months, new figures show.
The figures, released this afternoon by the Department of Health, show 45,066 new infections in the last 24 hour period - the highest since July 20.
Deaths have also risen by 157 - a 22 percent increase on last Thursday.
In comparison, this time last week new reported virus cases stood at 40,701 and fatalities within 28 days of a positive test were 122.
It comes as there were 719 more daily hospital admissions and 5,423 in the last seven days - an increase of 298 or 5.8 percent.
Meanwhile, yesterday's figures were also at the highest level for 12 weeks but today saw 2,290 more recorded, suggesting transmission rates are still very much …
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