UK coronavirus LIVE: London's weekly Covid cases pass 10,000 as Wales confirms 'firebreak' lockdown

Luke O'Reilly
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The number of Londoners who tested positive for Covid in the past week has risen past 10,000 , but the number being admitted to hospital or dying is barely a fraction of the first wave.

Figures published on the Government’s daily dashboard for the past seven days show that a total of 10,013 people in the capital had been diagnosed with coronavirus. There were 29 deaths declared over the same period — almost 50 times lower than the 1,450 seen in London in the worst week in April.

It comes amid reports that Prime Minister Boris Johnson may give Manchester millions of pounds as he attempts to stave off a revolt over the region's Tier 3 lockdown after Labour Mayor Andy Burnham called for a Commons vote on the matter to break the "impasse".

Meanwhile, Welsh leaders have confirmed a two-week "firebreak" lockdown , due to begin on Friday, with everyone in Wales asked to stay at home and non-essential shops to close.

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