The UK today recorded more than 100 coronavirus deaths for the first time in four months, as officials announced 143 more victims.
Health Department statistics show the dire milestone has not been hit since June 17, when 110 laboratory-confirmed deaths were added to the list. For comparison: 76 deaths were recorded last Tuesday and 50 deaths yesterday. However, on Mondays, the number of deaths may be affected by a delay in recording over the weekend.
Separate data today showed that the number of deaths from Covid-19 in England and Wales rose for the fourth straight week, with the disease being mentioned on 321 death certificates in the week ended October 2. The same data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that only one person under the age of 30 has died since August.
Health chiefs recorded a further 17,234 cases today, an increase of 18.5 percent from last Tuesday's level (14,542). Only 13,972 other positive tests were added to the list yesterday.
A senior minister admitted today that national regulations "likely" need to be tightened after it was revealed that Boris Johnson is at war with SAGE -term approaches in calling for a "circuit breaker" ban across the UK as half of school in October.
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick admitted the government was ready to "go further" after the Prime Minister unveiled his new "three-tier" system of local restrictions last night – but only placed Merseyside in the toughest category, the one Pubs and bars will be closed.
Mr Jenrick pointed to high rates of infection in areas such as Greater Manchester and Nottingham and urged local leaders to agree on terms for Tier 2 advancement. But he rejected claims that the government was not "robust" enough after bomb documents that slipped out late at night showed that their own scientific advisers wanted much more dramatic measures.
The extraordinary spit occurred when Mr Johnson assembled his cabinet to discuss the crisis and infections threatened to spiral out of control. Mr Johnson defiantly insisted at a # 10 press conference last night that he had no intention of exerting British pressure that would "rock" the economy.
But within a few hours, the minutes of a September 21 SAGE meeting were released, showing exactly what the key group was proposing. The timing of the government landfill – which was inconsistent with the usual Friday release schedule – sparked speculation that ministers were trying to bury the news.
The first Scottish minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has criticized England's strategy of "halving things" and that the circuit breaker shutdown it imposed in Scotland is based on scientific evidence as questions arise as to whether there is evidence of it in England the applicable rules – in particular the curfew at 10 p.m.
There is also fighting among Tories arguing over saving the economy and giving people personal responsibility or curbing Covid-19 to prevent further devastation. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been suspicious of his absence in the past few days, leading to speculation that he is dissatisfied with the rules for light touch.
In other developments related to today's Covid-19 outbreak in the UK:
- Boris Johnson faced a growing Tory backlash against its three-step coronavirus approach was accused of ignoring the local government in introducing the new system and creating "a constant snowstorm of arbitrary rules";
- Nicola Sturgeon trolled the Prime Minister about his extraordinary spit with SAGE, boasting that her breaker lockout was based on scientific advice.
- London Mayor Sadiq Khan today warned it was "inevitable" that London would fall into a second tier lockdown this week as he admits that every district is said to be facing the same coronavirus restrictions.
- The number of layoffs in the UK has increased the fastest since the 2008 financial crisis as unemployment climbs to 1.5 million amid fears there will be millions more in line by Christmas.
- Doctors will eventually look to see if vitamin D can actually protect people from Covid-19, although there is growing evidence that the 3-p-per-day supplement could be life-saving.
LONDON, ESSEX AND LANCASHIRE COULD BE NEXT FOR TOUGHER RULES
London, Essex and Lancashire could be the next parts of England to have coronavirus rules tightened. Local officials are calling for action to stop the disease.
The government has released an interactive map that can also be used by the British to determine the exact Covid-19 case rate they are living in and work out their local lockdown rules. The move is an attempt by the government to make local lockdown rules clearer to residents of hotspot areas.
So far, only parts of Merseyside have been placed in the toughest lockdown category, which means pubs and gyms must close and residents are only allowed to leave their cities if they have a good reason.
An interactive tool released by the government shows the British what Covid-19 restrictions are in their area
Swaths in the north of England, Yorkshire and the Midlands have been placed in the second tier, with a ban on indoor mixing. However, the majority of the country remains in the lowest category, with the standard curfew of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.
However, MPs and Council Presidents in Essex – which is currently a Tier 1 county – have requested to be placed in second grade after showing Covid-19 data warning of an exponential increase in cases in the coming weeks.
The number of infections in Essex rose from just over 700 in the week ending October 2 to more than 1,000 in the following seven days. In some places, infections have tripled in a week. In Essex's Tendring district – which includes Clacton, Harwich and Manningtree – cases rose from 26 cases per 100,000 to 81 per 100,000 this week.
The Essex Council formally asked the government to upgrade the county's status in the three-tier warning system today, which would place stricter social restrictions on its 1.4 million residents.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan warned today that it is "inevitable" that London will fall into a second stage lockdown this week. The British capital is currently classified as a “medium” risk zone in the government's three-tier system.
But the Mayor warned today that London will "inevitably" be pushed up "this week" because "hospital admissions, intensive care occupancy, number of elderly people with cases, disease prevalence, positivity are all going in the wrong direction". .
Lancashire is also said to be at risk of being moved to level three "within a few days" with 14 towns in the county in the northwest having more than 100 infections per 100,000 residents.
Burnley has roughly 404 cases per 100,000, while Preston's case rate is 307 through Oct. 4, according to data from Public Health England. Pendle rounds out the top 5, reporting 300 cases per 100,000, Hyndburn 283 and West Lancashire 281. For comparison, the case rate in Merseyside is 685 per 100,000.
Blackburn Labor MP Kate Hollern told the Lancashire Telegraph today that the county's massive fall rate means it is "level two today but we could be level three tomorrow". Conservative MP from Rossendale and Darwen Jake Berry said, “It's good news that East Lancashire is in the second stage, but we were close to the third stage. If people don't keep the second level rules, we will go to the higher level. We are very close to the edge. & # 39;
And the city councils in Leeds are holding talks with the government about bringing the city to the toughest lockdown category in order to get the virus under control there. The city's current rate is 422 cases per 100,000 people.
"The trend in Covid-related deaths is starting to rise rapidly, which is extremely worrying," said Dr. Yvonne Doyle, Medical Director of Public Health England, today.
& # 39; We have seen cases increase, especially in older age groups, leading to more hospitalizations. This is a clear reminder for us to follow the guidelines. It is important that you do not mix with others when you feel unwell.
"We must all do our part to fight the virus by following the restrictions in our areas, maintaining social distance, wearing face-covering indoors and washing our hands regularly."
The rising death toll is due to warnings from the country's chief scientists that the number of people being hospitalized and dying will continue to rise over the next few weeks.
As cases have continued to rise for weeks, the number of admissions and deaths associated with it will increase accordingly.
The deaths will now largely come from people who contracted the virus three or four weeks ago, when there were an average of around 3,000 cases per day (Sept. 13), compared to the current 14-15,000 per day.
Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, deputy chief physician for England, said in a television briefing this week: "When patients get Covid-19, they don't go to the hospital straight away. And they don't die in the hospital once they arrive. Unfortunately, some die – but not immediately.
"The point I want to make here is that there is a delay between cases and when hospital admissions go up and when deaths go up."
He added, "Hospital admissions we actually have now in relation to a time when there were fewer cases of Covid-19 and what I'm trying to say here is that we've already baked additional ones with the cases we know of have hospital admissions and unfortunately we also burned in additional deaths that are now due to infections that have already occurred. & # 39;
NHS England today recorded the death of a 30 year old patient along with 86 others. The deaths all occurred in the last week between October 6 and 12, and 61 out of 87 were in the north of England.
Forty-one were included in the North West, 20 in the North East and Yorkshire, 13 in the Midlands, four in the South East and three apiece in the South West, East England and London.
Today's worrying statistics find themselves amid a government dispute over whether the UK should be put on a temporary lockdown. SAGE documents have shown that this is the most effective way to slow down the second wave.
Tensions are high between Boris Johnson and his chief scientists as they claim they wanted bomb-SAGE protocols demanding that a "breaker" lockout released late at night be "out there".
The extraordinary spit surfaced hours after the prime minister revealed his plan for "three levels" of local restrictions last night to tackle the rising cases of coronavirus.
At a # 10 press conference, Mr. Johnson defiantly insisted that he had no intention of putting pressure on Britain that would "rock" the economy.
But almost immediately, the papers of a September 21 SAGE meeting were released, showing that this is exactly what the key group had proposed.
The timing of the dump on the gov.uk website, which was inconsistent with the usual release schedule for Friday, sparked speculation that ministers were trying to bury the news.
Government sources, however, rejected the idea that the nightly reveal was a tactic, pointing out that the story still makes the headlines today. One suggested that Patrick Vallance and Chris Whitty, who oversee SAGE, dictate the timing of the disclosure, saying, "They really wanted to get it out."
Nicola Sturgeon waded in line today, wiping that her "circuit breaker" in Scotland was backed by scientific advice and that "halved measures" would not work.
Meanwhile, it emerges that Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam has effectively declined the 10 p.m. pub curfew ahead of a showdown with Tories tonight.
During a briefing with MPs about the curfew yesterday at 10pm, Prof. Van-Tam was repeatedly pushed for scientific justification, and sources told MailOnline: "This was a political decision, not a scientific one."
The dispute came amid ongoing rumors of disputes between Cabinet Hawks and Doves. Matt Hancock, who is considered one of the toughest ministers on the need for curbs, was mostly kept away from the radio waves yesterday despite working with local mayors on the measures.
Long-term data released today by the Office of National Statistics have confirmed that coronavirus deaths are on the rise in England and Wales.
Most of England, with the exception of some parts of the Midlands and the north, which already have stricter local regulations, will maintain the same social distancing rules that currently apply at the national level. Liverpool (in red) is the only area with the highest restrictions
WHICH AREAS WILL BE IN WHICH LOCKDOWN TIRES?
ANIMAL THREE – VERY HIGH RISK
Liverpool City Region
Liverpool, Knowsley, Wirral, St. Helens, Sefton, Halton
TIER TWO – HIGH RISK
Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East
Manchester, Bolton, buried, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, Salford, Rochdale, Oldham,
High Peak – the wards of Tintwistle, Padfield, Dinting, St. Johns – Old Glossop, Whitfield, Simmondley, Gamesley, Howard Town, Hadfield South, Hadfield North
Lancashire, Blackpool, Preston, Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley
Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale, South Wakefield
Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster, Sheffield
Newcastle, South Tyneside, North Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham, Northumberland
Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, Hartlepool
Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Wolverhampton, Walsall
Leicester, Oadby and Wigston
Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City
TIER ONE – MEDIUM RISK
Rest of england
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