UK records 3,395 new Covid-19 cases as outbreak grows again, hospital admissions in England TRIPLE in a fortnight and health chiefs announce 21 more deaths as fatalities keep creeping up

Coronavirus cases, hospital admissions and deaths are all on the rise, government figures revealed today as Boris Johnson threatened the nation with tougher lockdown measures unless the outbreak is halted and Britain 'flattens the hump of the camel'.

Another 3,395 Covid-19 infections were recorded today, meaning the rolling seven-day average number of cases has risen 2 per cent in a day and 33 per cent in a week to 3,354. Nearly 4,000 new positive tests were confirmed yesterday, in what was the biggest daily rise since May 8. And data from NHS Test and Trace today revealed 

Hospital admissions — another way of measuring the severity of the crisis — have jumped once again in England, with 194 newly-infected patients requiring NHS care on Tuesday. It means 154 new admissions are being recorded each day, on average — triple the figure of 52 a fortnight ago on September 1

Publish : 2020-09-18 01:17:17

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