UK Covid cases surge 70% in a week with 27,989 new infections and 22 deaths

COVID infections have more than doubled in a WEEK in the biggest daily surge since January – with deaths rising from yesterday.

Another 27,989 new cases were recorded today and 22 fatalities have been recorded by the government. 

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There have been 22 deaths in the last 24 hours

The number of Brits testing positive for Covid is over 20,000 for the fourth day in a row – and at the highest point since January

The latest figures compare to 26,068  new infections and 14 fatalities yesterday.

It’s the highest number of daily new cases since January 29, when the UK was battling through some of the worst days of the pandemic.

Cases are up 71.8 per cent on this time last week, with the number of deaths up ten per cent. 

The total death toll has now risen to  128,162 after the 22 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Experts have also revealed that just one dose of Pfizer or Moderna coronavirus vaccine gives under 40s “high protection” from the virus.

New findings show that one dose of Pfizer is 61 per cent effective against symptomatic disease while one dose of Moderna is 72 per cent effective.

The Prime Minister has said that Brits will have to learn to live with Covid

The Euro clash with England saw nearly 2,000 test positive after the game

Kids and teenagers could get a Covid vaccine even if their parents don’t want them to.

Experts say youngsters may be able to give consent, as long as they are fully informed and deemed mature enough to make their own decisions.

Cases in Scotland have also shot up 4,234 coronavirus cases in a day for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Six deaths of Covid patients were also registered, meaning the death toll under this daily measure now stands at 7,722.

It is the third time this week that the record for positive cases over 24 hours has been broken.

Data from Public Health Scotland published on Wednesday shows there were almost 2,000 people who attended a Euro 2020-related event while infectious with the virus.

North-east England has overtaken the North West to become the region of England recording the highest rate of Covid-19 cases, with figures nearing those seen at the peak of the second wave of the virus.

A total of 346.4 cases per 100,000 people were recorded for north-east England in the seven days to June 27, according to the latest weekly surveillance report from Public Health England (PHE).

This is up sharply week on week from 175.3, and is the highest rate for the region since the seven days to January 10.