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Not much has happened since February

In the last 24 hours in the United Kingdom, 9,055 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded: the highest daily increase in infections since last February and was reported in the latest bulletin issued by the Ministry of Health, according to which the deaths are the nine states, bringing the number The total since the start of the health emergency is 127,926. In addition to infection, the number of hospitalizations is also increasing: there are an additional 26 hospitalizations (total 1244) and another 4 are in intensive care (209) in total. Also according to the government update, 62.91% (+0.29) of the population have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 45.57% have completed the course of immunization. Today’s data shows a significant increase in cases compared to yesterday, when infections were 7,673.

UK and Delta variable spreads: reopening postponed

The increase in infections in recent weeks in the UK has been attributed to the spread of the delta variable, which is why the government announced yesterday the postponement of the so-called “Freedom Day” tentatively scheduled for June 21. As it has been assumed for some time now, the UK will have to wait much longer before leaving any restrictions behind. Indeed, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has officially announced that “release everyone” will be postponed by one month, and thus to July 19. The Prime Minister clarified that the spread of the delta variant, which first appeared in India, is of great concern and therefore it is imperative that we remain vigilant, continue the vaccination campaign, and comply with the containment measures that are currently still in place. , starting with ” mask use and restrictions on the number of people allowed in bars, restaurants and cinemas. “We are very concerned about this alternative which is spreading faster than expected compared to the February roadmap,” which predicted a full reopening on June 21, the British prime minister said. Everything has been postponed to July 19 to “give the health service the necessary time” to get through the new emergency.

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