The United Kingdom reported 1,564 new deaths from coronavirus on Wednesday, the highest daily figure since the pandemic began.
In the last 24 hours, 47,425 covid-19 infections have been detected in the country, about 2,000 more than yesterday, but below the record of 68,053 infections that were reported on January 8.
In total, 84,767 people have died so far in the United Kingdom from the coronavirus, according to official figures from the British Government, which only include those patients who died within 28 days after having tested positive.
Although in the last week the number of cases detected daily has dropped slightly, the number of deaths has increased by 54.7% in seven days.
Hospitalized patients are also increasing, reaching 36,589, above the maximum peak of 21,684 that was registered on April 12, during the first wave of the pandemic in the United Kingdom.
The prevalence of the disease in the United Kingdom as a whole is 614 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days, according to the figures provided by the Executive, while in London the figure rises to 1,047 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Since January 4, the British Government has decreed a strict confinement in England, where the population is asked to only leave home for essential reasons, such as going to work if they cannot do it from home, and practicing physical exercise once a day. day, while Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have also tightened their restrictions.
Scottish authorities today announced new measures, including limiting take-out services and take-backs for items previously purchased online.