As cases in the UK continue to rise to peak pandemic levels, Public Health England have expressed their concern over the increase in positive tests for the elderly. Today, the UK recorded 3,539 new cases in the last 24 hours. That daily increase would represent the biggest rise in cases since May 17.
Yvonne Doyle, Medical Director at Public Health England said: “Although younger people continue to make up the greatest share of new cases, we’re now starting to see worrying signs of infections occurring in the elderly, who are at far higher risk of getting seriously ill.
“This is a reminder of the ongoing risk as the virus spreads throughout the UK.
“People should continue to follow social distancing rules, wash their hands regularly and wear a face covering in enclosed spaces.
“You should not mix with others when unwell.”
While cases rose to a four month high, just six deaths were recorded taking the total to 41,614.
This comes, however, ahead of the introduction of the ‘rule of six’ law on Monday.
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