Covid-19: UK reports 34,471 new cases and 6 more deaths

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It is the sixth day in a row where total cases have been more than 30,000. (PA Wire)
It is the sixth day in a row where total cases have been more than 30,000. (PA Wire)

The UK has reported 34,471 new Covid-19 cases and six more coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, according to government data.

It is the sixth day in a row where the total number of cases have been more than 30,000.

The latest statistics come just days before most restrictions are due to be lifted in England on July 19.

Boris Johnson has urged people to exercise “extreme caution” and “personal responsibility” when the country enters Step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown next Monday.

Also, he warned that the coronavirus pandemic “is not over” as he said mask use will be advised in crowded and enclosed spaces even after legal controls end.

He said: “We will stick to our plan to lift legal restrictions and to lift social distancing.

“But we expect and recommend that people wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with those you don’t normally meet, such as on public transport.”

It comes as the number of people taking up the vaccine continues to increase with a total of 80million doses administered in the UK.

This takes the total number of people vaccinated to 45,923,721.

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