UK records daily of 1,564 COVID-19 deaths

Britain recorded 47,525 new infections, climbing to 3,211,576 in total cases. (File)


Britain announced another 1,564 virus fatalities on Wednesday, a daily record and first-ever death count that has exceeded 1,500 in a 24-hour period during the coronovirus epidemic.

The latest figures are the highest cause of death of 84,767 people in Italy as well as Europe.

Meanwhile Britain registered another 47,525 new infections – a drop on the same day last week, when health authorities registered 62,322 cases.

The total number of cases increased to 3,211,576 since the crisis began early last year.

England is in the midst of its third national lockdown, with schools closed and people ordered to stay home, as the more contagious virus variant has contributed to the increase in cases in recent months.

Similar restrictions are also in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, where developed administrations are in charge of health policies.


Prime Minister Boris Johnson told lawmakers on Wednesday that although it was “early days”, the latest round of lockdown measures and regional atrocity restrictions that preceded it were starting to “show some signs of impact”.

But the government has warned that it will begin to toughen with curbing restrictions on living with people, ignoring some measures with evidence.

Johnson aims to have 15 million vaccinated elderly and most vulnerable people by mid-February, a way to bring the country back to normality.

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