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Coronavirus UK: 13 new deaths in the preliminary death toll


Britain today saw 880 more coronavirus cases at their highest daily peak in a month as concerns that further local locks are “inevitable” as the outbreak has reached a “turning point”.

Department of Health statistics show that most of the infections were registered in a day since June 28, when 901 other Britons were diagnosed with Covid-19.

Health chiefs say 753 people are now affected by the infection every day. The moving average has risen steadily since it dropped to a four-month low of 546 on July 8.

Officials announced another 120 deaths today, bringing the laboratory-confirmed victim count to 46,119 – but the moving average has decreased slightly again.

Individual worrying figures showed today that coronavirus cases in England have doubled since June and are at their highest since May. 4,200 people are still infected every day.

And government scientists are no longer convinced that the R rate is below one, and warn that it may even be above the dreaded threshold in the southwest and northwest.

Top experts today warned that travel bans between regions may be required to prevent the outbreak from getting out of control, just as it did in March before the national ban was introduced.

And they urged Britain to take the rise in infections "seriously". Acting too late could result in thousands of more preventable deaths and call on the nation to be "prepared" for further action.

It came when Boris Johnson announced today that he was pressing the brake pedal to loosen the coronavirus lock, and said the government had no choice but to delay the reopening of the already crippled economy.

He said that the planned return of casinos, bowling alleys and close contact services such as beauticians by August 1st had now been "postponed" until August 15th because the cases "crept in".

Cases are on the rise … and the rate can be over one

Coronavirus cases in England are now at their highest since May, and government scientists are no longer confident that the crucial R rate is below the feared one level.

Government statistics today admitted that "there is now enough evidence" to prove that Covid-19 infections are on the rise and anticipates that 4,200 people will contract the virus daily in England alone.

The National Statistics Office's estimate, which measures the size of the outbreak by wiping thousands of people, has doubled since the end of June and is 68 percent higher than 2,500 two weeks ago.

One in 1,500 people currently have the corona virus – 0.07 percent of the population. However, experts believe that the rate in London is twice as high and is still increasing. Nursing homes and hospitals are not included in this figure.

The scientific advisors at number 10 have also increased the R rate in the UK today, saying they now believe it is between 0.8 and 0.9. Since May it was only 0.7.

SAGE also revealed the growth rate – the average number of people infected by each Covid-19 patient – that may have exceeded one in the southwest, where the hot spots for stays in Devon, Cornwall, and Dorset are located. And they said it would probably be the same height in the northwest. Matt Hancock announced stringent new closures last night in Greater Manchester and parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire.

Department of Health chiefs announced yesterday that an additional 846 people had tested positive for the virus, most of them in one day since June 28 (901).

The rolling seven-day average was 737. In comparison, the previous day's rate was 726 and has been rising for 14 days for fear of a resurgence.

Government statistics show that the official size of the UK outbreak is now 302,301. However, the actual size of the outbreak is estimated to be millions based on antibody test data.

The death dates do not indicate how many Covid 19 patients have died within the past 24 hours – it is only how many deaths have been reported and registered with the authorities.

And the number doesn't always match the home country updates. Department of Health officials are working on a different time limit, which means daily updates from Scotland and Northern Ireland are out of sync.

The census announced by NHS England every afternoon, which only takes hospital deaths into account, does not match the DH numbers because they use a different recording system.

For example, some deaths announced by NHS England chiefs have already been counted by the Department of Health, which records deaths "as soon as they are available".

On average, around 64 people succumb to the disease every day. However, the death curve is no longer leveling off as quickly as the rate has hardly changed in the past 10 days.

Infected patients may take several weeks to die, which means that an increase in government deaths is not immediately apparent.

It comes when the Prime Minister announced today that he is "depressing the brake pedal" to release the coronavirus blockage and has announced that the mandatory wearing of face masks will be extended.

Mr. Johnson used a press conference on Downing Street this afternoon to warn that coronavirus cases had "sneaked in". As a result, the government has no choice but to delay the further reopening of the economy.

He said that the planned return of casinos, bowling alleys and so-called close contact services such as beauticians on August 1 was postponed to August 15 at the earliest.

The mandatory wearing of facewear will be expanded to include galleries and places of worship, and there will now be a "larger police presence" to ensure that people wear masks and respect social distance.

Meanwhile, when he stood next to the Prime Minister, England's Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty warned that Britain may have reached a limit on how much of society can be opened safely.

Prof. Whitty said: "We have probably reached the limit or limits of what we can do." And if we want to do more in the future, we may have to do less of some other things.

The comments should scare the financial markets and raise doubts as to whether schools can return as planned in September.

He said: “We have to be realistic about this. The idea that we can open everything and keep the virus under control is clearly wrong. & # 39;

Could YOUR city be hit by the next local closure? Coronavirus cases have almost tripled in a week in Shropshire, as the official surveillance report shows that six hotspots are not yet affected by harsher measures

Coronavirus cases are increasing in Shropshire, Swindon, and North Yorkshire, according to government official outbreak tracking.

Official statistics show that infections in Shropshire almost tripled in the week to July 28 and rose 280 percent after 19 people infected the virus. Overall, the Covid 19 fall rate is still only 5.9 people per 100,000 population, but the sharp rise within seven days will cause officials to closely monitor West Midlands.

65 more people were infected in Swindon over the same period, increasing the infection rate by 225 percent to 29.3 within a week. The rate of the city of Wiltshire is now higher than all but three of Greater Manchester's districts, which were hit by stringent new restrictions last night to control the spread of the virus.

North Yorkshire also saw a 200 percent increase in cases between July 22 and 28 after 18 new infections in seven days. However, the fall rate in the region with 615,000 inhabitants is still low (2.9).

An official surveillance report shows that six outbreaks of England's Coronavirus watch list have not yet been followed by new outbreak control measures.

The heads of Public Health England named 26 hotspots, including the cordoned off Leicester and the surrounding boroughs of Oadby and Wigston. They also admitted that they monitored outbreaks in Luton, for which further restrictions have already been imposed.

Salford was not included in the list, but all 17 other areas affected by Matt Hancock's last-minute decision to close Greater Manchester, as well as parts of Lancashire and West Yorkshire, were.

Six authorities on the list – Eden in Cumbria, Sandwell in the Midlands, Northampton, Peterborough, Rotherham and Wakefield – still need to be subject to stricter coronavirus control guidelines.

Official statistics show that infections in Shropshire almost tripled in the week to July 28 and rose 280 percent after 19 people infected the virus. Overall, the Covid 19 fall rate is still only 5.9 people per 100,000 population, but the sharp rise within seven days will cause officials to closely monitor West Midlands

Dudley in the West Midlands and Knowsley in Merseyside rounded out the top five areas in England where Covid-19 has risen fastest in the past week.

Infections increased 183 percent in Dudley and 167 percent in Knowsley. Both areas have a fall rate of 5.3 per 100,000 people.

The rise in infection rates does not necessarily mean that these areas are most likely to be affected by local Leicester-style closures, as officials look at the overall case rates.

If England is broken down according to this metric, it shows that Blackburn with Darwen is still the worst affected by the virus.

Eighty-three people per 100,000 people are infected in the community, but that number has dropped nine percent week by week after restrictions were tightened earlier this month.

10 areas where infection rates are highest per 100,000 people

Blackburn with Darwen 83.3

Oldham 57.3

Leicester 55.7

Bradford 8/8

Trafford 39.3

Calderdale 36.7

Swindon 29.3

Rochdale 27.3

Manchester 27.2

Sandwell 26

10 areas where infection rates are lowest per 100,000 people

Dorset 0.3

Redcar and Cleveland 0.7

Portsmouth 0.9

North Tyneside 1.0

Gateshead 1.0

Devon 1.0

Sunderland 1.1

St. Helens 1.1

Bromley 1.2

Norfolk 1.2

Only two people from the same family are allowed to visit another household in the Lancashire Authority, and each must wear face masks in an enclosed public space. This differs from the national guidelines, according to which two households of any size can meet inside.

The numbers show that Oldham – one of the 10 areas in Greater Manchester with more Covid 19 restrictions today – has the second worst fall rate in England.

Every week, 57.3 people contract the disease, an increase of around 90 percent compared to the past seven days.

Residents throughout Greater Manchester, Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Rossendale, Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees are no longer allowed to mix with other households indoors or in a garden to reduce Covid-19 infections.

But people can still visit pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, and places of worship as long as they are people they live with and avoid interacting with others outside of their bladder. The measures will be reviewed in a week.

Professor Chris Whitty said coronavirus cases in the UK are increasing because of ministers' lockdown easing measures

Professor Chris Whitty said coronavirus cases are increasing in the UK as ministers have pushed lockdown easing "to its limits".

Six high-risk Covid-19 areas designated by the ministers still have restrictions

In six areas of England on the government's "watch list" for coronaviruses, even stricter measures to combat outbreaks need to be taken.

The heads of Public Health England named 26 hotspots, including the cordoned off Leicester and the surrounding boroughs of Oadby and Wigston.

They also admitted that they monitored outbreaks in Luton, for which further restrictions have already been imposed.

Salford was not included in the list, but all 17 other areas affected by Matt Hancock's last-minute decision to close Greater Manchester, as well as parts of Lancashire and West Yorkshire, were.

Six authorities on the list – Eden in Cumbria, Sandwell in the Midlands, Northampton, Peterborough, Rotherham and Wakefield – still need to be subject to stricter coronavirus control guidelines.

According to the NHS numbers released today, weekly Covid 19 infection rates are falling in all of these areas.

The Northampton outbreak is the fastest sinking, dropping 39 percent in a week to 9.2 cases per 100,000 people.

Rotherham's infection rate fell 31 percent to 11.7, while Peterborough's infection rate fell 17 percent to 17.4 and Cumbria's infection rate 14 percent to 10.

In Wakefield, a region in Yorkshire where the new blocking measures were introduced last night, or in Sandwell in the West Midlands, however, the number of cases has not declined so much.

Wakefield's infection rate only dropped 2 percent in the week ending July 28, to 12.8 cases per 100,000 people, government data shows. At Sandwell, it fell 3 percent to 26 percent.

Leicester still has the third highest infection rate in the country, although it was forced to retreat to the lockback in June. 55.7 people per head are infected each week.

Bradford in West Yorkshire (45.8 per 100,000) and Trafford in Greater Manchester (39.3) top the top 5 worst infection rates.

It comes when the Prime Minister announced today that he had "pressed the brake pedal" at a press conference in Downing Street to ease the blockade.

Mr. Johnson warned that Covid 19 cases had "sneaked in" and the government had no choice but to postpone further cases.

The prime minister had planned to re-open casinos and bowling alleys by August 1, and to allow crowds at live sports events. However, this was postponed "at the earliest" to August 15, as infections increased across the country.

Mr. Johnson also announced that mandatory facial wear is being expanded to include galleries, cinemas, and places of worship.

I, Johnson, said, “With these numbers, our assessment is that we should now press the brake pedal to keep the virus under control.

& # 39; On Saturday August 1st, we hoped to reopen a number of higher-risk hires in England that remained closed. I'm afraid we're postponing these changes by at least a fortnight today.

"That means that until August 15th, the earliest casinos, bowling alleys, ice rinks and the remaining close contact services must remain closed, indoor appearances will not be resumed, pilots of larger crowds will not take place in sports facilities and conference centers, and wedding receptions of up to 30 People are not allowed, but ceremonies can of course continue to take place according to Covid's security guidelines.

He added: "I know that the steps we take will be a severe blow to many people, anyone whose wedding plans have been disrupted or who are unable to take the oath now as they would wish, and do so I'm really very sorry but we just can't take the risk. & # 39;

Mr. Johnson said that the new face covering rules will apply from August 8, with police enforcement to ensure that members of the public comply with the rules.

He said: “We will extend the requirement to wear face covering to other interiors where you are likely to come into contact with people you don't normally meet, such as museums, galleries, cinemas and places of worship.

"We now recommend wearing facewear in these environments that will be legally enforceable as of August 8th."

The announcement came when it became known that the Covid 19 cases in England had risen to a seven-week high and the R rate could now be above the dreaded one level in both the northwest and south-west, as growing Fears of a second wave.

Government statistics today admitted that there is "enough evidence now" to prove that Covid-19 infections are on the rise. It is estimated that 4,200 people now contract the virus in England alone every day.

The National Statistics Office (ONS), which measures the size of the outbreak by wiping thousands of people, said the number of new daily cases two weeks ago was only 1,700.

One in 1,500 people currently have the corona virus – 0.07 percent of the population. Nursing homes and hospitals are not included in this figure.

Boris Johnson said today that they "cannot ignore this evidence" when he announced that he was "applying the brake pedal" to loosen the coronavirus lock.

The scientific advisors at number 10 have also increased the R rate in the UK today, saying they now believe it is between 0.8 and 0.9. Since May it was only 0.7.

SAGE also revealed the growth rate – the average number of people infected by each Covid-19 patient – that may have exceeded one in the southwest, where the hot spots for stays in Devon, Cornwall, and Dorset are located.

And they said it would probably be the same height in the northwest. Matt Hancock announced stringent new closures last night in Greater Manchester and parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire.

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