Tier 6 MAPPED: Areas with highest Covid cases as lockdown extended until March | UK | News (Reports)


The date for easing lockdown restrictions has been pushed back and it is possible tougher restrictions may be introduced in a bid to address the rising rates of infection and deaths.

As of January 27, 25,308 new positive cases of the virus were confirmed, bringing the UK total to 3,715,054.

Of those cases, another 1,725 deaths were reported within 28 days of a positive case on January 27, bringing the overall death toll to 101,887.

Up to and including January 26, 7.1 million people have received the first dose of the vaccine, with an additional 474,000 having received the second dose.

The current rate per 100,000 population is still very high in England at 386.6, compared to 284.1 in Northern Ireland, 219.8 in Wales and 178.2 in Scotland.


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