COVID-19 cases in Britain up 53% in past week

While coronvirus restrictions have been eased in UK, the COVID-19 cases in the country are up 53% in the past seven days.

Iran PressEurope: Britain has reported 27,334 new cases of COVID-19, government data showed on Monday, meaning the rise in cases between June 29 and July 5 stood at just over 53% compared with the previous seven days.

According to the Reuters, a further nine people were reported as having died within 28 days of a positive test for COVID-19.

A total of 45.35 million people had received a first dose of a vaccine against coronavirus by July 4 and 33.73 million people had received a second dose.

Cases are up 53% in the past seven days and hospitalisations are up 24%, but deaths are only up 4.9%, suggesting that vaccinations have weakened the link between getting COVID-19 and becoming seriously ill.

This is while, despite the rising figures the government has said it is confident the planned easing of restrictions can go ahead on July 19.


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