Coronavirus second wave: UK crisis laid bare in OMINOUS update – infections RISING

Panic is sweeping across the UK amid fears the nation will be forced into a second lockdown after the latest figures revealed a rise in cases of the invisible killer disease. The ONS revealed in the time between 20 and 26 July, around 1 in 1,500 people not in care homes, hospitals or other institutional settings in England would test positive for COVID19.

The statistics from the infection survey showed this equates to an average of 35,700 people in England, who had COVID-19 during the most recent week.

ONS said during the most recent week, there were around 0.78 new COVID-19 infections for every 10,000 people in the community population in England, equating to around 4,200 new cases per day. 

Britain has one of the world’s highest death tolls from COVID-19 and the highest levels of excess deaths in Europe but infections had slowly started to fall.

However, these figures will add to further fears Briton will be forced back inside due to a second wave of the killer virus.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock last night warned the Government would not “shy away” from taking further action to tackle coronavirus across England if necessary.

His warning came as he announced that people from different households in Greater Manchester, parts of east Lancashire and West Yorkshire would be banned from meeting each other inside their homes or in gardens following a spike in virus cases.

The new rules, which came into effect from midnight, also ban members of two different households from mixing in pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues, but these businesses will remain open for those visiting individually or from the same household.

Mr Hancock said the Government would be prepared to take further action in other parts of the country if it is necessary.

He told Sky News: “We’ve demonstrated that we’re prepared to take the action that’s necessary to keep people safe.

“That was true in Leicester when we took action there and we’re taking much more localised action in hundreds of different locations right across the country.

“And we are seeing in some parts of the country that increase in the number of cases and we take action where we need to.”


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