There are 6634 new cases of coronavirus recorded in the UK during the day. This is a record for the kingdom in the daily increase in the number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic, reports Thursday, September 24, Sky News.
The largest number of new cases of COVID-19 were detected in the past 24 hours in England – 5632, followed by Scotland – 465, Wales – 348 and Northern Ireland with 189 newly detected cases.
The total number of coronavirus cases in Great Britain was 416 363. There were 41,902 deaths due to complications with infection, including 40 in the last 24 hours.
Since the end of last month, according to the state system of testing and tracking, the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the country has increased by 180%.
On September 22, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the introduction of new restrictive measures in England as the number of new cases of coronavirus increases. Thus, office workers will have to move to work “from home” again, and pubs and bars will close until 22.00.
According to the Prime Minister’s decision, wearing the mask is now mandatory for all clients of service companies, as well as for retail staff and cab drivers, employees of bars and restaurants. Penalty for lack of personal protective equipment has now been doubled to £200.
At the same time, the authorities of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can decide for themselves whether to drive or not the new restrictions to combat coronavirus.
On September 18, Johnson announced that a second wave of the COVID-19 epidemic in the UK would be inevitable.