The UK has recorded more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases for the sixth day running, while a further 454 deaths were also reported.
Another 54,990 Covid-19 infections were reported on Sunday, amid increasing warnings that the NHS will not be able to cope with the coming surge in hospitalisations.
Yesterday saw a record 57,725 cases recorded after four consecutive days of 50,000 cases as the mutant strain of the virus rips through the UK. Prime Minister Boris Johnson today admitted tougher restrictions are ‘probably’ on the way as the debate about whether children should return to schools on Monday rumbles on.
The latest figures mean the UK has now recorded 2,654,779 cases and 75,024 deaths since the pandemic began.
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