UK has highest daily rise in Covid-19 cases since January as 22,868 infections recorded

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People queue for a mass coronavirus vaccination centre at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium (PA Wire)
People queue for a mass coronavirus vaccination centre at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium (PA Wire)

The UK has had the highest daily rise in Covid-19 cases since January 30.

A further 22,868 lab-confirmed Covid-19 infections were recorded in the country as of 9am on Monday.

Three people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, according to the latest statistics.

Office for National Statistics revealed 153,000 deaths have been registered in the UK where Covid-19 has been mentioned in separate findings.

In the race to roll out the vaccine, as many as 77,038,257 Covid jabs have been administered in the UK.

So far 44,454,511 of those jabs were first doses given out to Brits.

It comes after cases of a new coronavirus variant - which has infected thousands across South America - has been discovered in the UK.

Six cases of the Lambda variant have been identified in the country, all of which have been linked to overseas travel.

Public Health England say that the Lambda variant has been designated as a variant under investigation (VUI) due to a rise in international cases and several notable mutations.

In the race to roll out the vaccine, as many as 77,038,257  Covid jabs have been administered in the UK (PA Wire)
In the race to roll out the vaccine, as many as 77,038,257 Covid jabs have been administered in the UK (PA Wire)

Brits have been holding out hope for Freedom Day on July 19 where all coronavirus restrictions are planned to be scrapped.

It’s believed the announcement compulsory mask wearing in the UK will be ditched in weeks.

Environment Secretary George Eustice said the Government was aiming to remove the legal requirement to wear a face covering in many indoor public places on July 19.

Asked on ITV’s Good Morning Britain whether the 19th would mark the end of face masks, he said: “The plan is, and the Prime Minister has made clear, that it’s looking good at the moment to be able to do it on July 19, although we can’t make the decision until later. But yes... the legal requirement to have a face mask will be taken away.

“There is a separate question, which is whether there may be some guidance that on certain settings like the Underground, it might make sense to still wear it — that it is obviously a judgment we will take at the time.

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