UK Records Highest Daily Covid-19 Cases in 5 Months

UK Records Highest Daily Covid-19 Cases in 5 Months

The UK reported 26,068 new cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours on Wednesday (29/6).


UMMATIMES - According to health authorities, it was the highest spike in a day since the start of the year, and a 69.9 percent increase over last week.

"In a day, 14 Covid-19 patients died, bringing the death toll to 128,140," the UK Department of Health said.

Meanwhile, more than 44 million people – 82 percent of the adult population – have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. More than 32.87 million of them – 61 percent – have been fully vaccinated.

Earlier, Health Minister Sajid Javid said the Delta variant, which was first detected in India, is becoming the dominant strain of the virus in the UK and is spreading faster among the population. Due to the increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, the restrictions were extended until July 19.