Britain reports over 1,90,000 daily Covid cases

United Kingdom: UK (Britain) reported 194,747 coronavirus cases in the last 24-hour period, increasing the overall number of coronavirus cases in the country to 13,835,334, According to official numbers issued on Wednesday,

A total of 334 people died as a result of the coronavirus in the country. According to reports, the overall number of coronavirus-related deaths in the United Kingdom has reached 149,284, with 17,276 Covid-19 victims still in hospitals. Meanwhile, the British Office for National Statistics reported Wednesday that one in every 15 people in England had Covid in the week ending December 31, 2018, equating to 3,270,800 people.

The statistic for the week ending December 31 increased from the previous week's figure of 2.3 million. It was the greatest amount since comparable data was first collected in autumn 2020.

Earlier on Wednesday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson chaired a cabinet meeting in which he urged his colleagues to keep to England's Plan B, which includes work-from-home guidelines and the use of face masks in most public indoor locations.  Despite record infection counts and mounting pressure on hospitals, the decision was made despite numerous NHS trusts declaring critical incidents.

According to the prime minister's official spokeswoman, there are currently more than 20 such cases. The UK Health Security Agency has also announced that patients in England who test positive on a lateral flow device will no longer require a follow-up PCR to commence their isolation time if they do not have symptoms.

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