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COVID-19: Nearly 50,000 new cases reported in UK

The UK has reported a further 48,553 cases of Covid-19 today.

There has been a further 63 Covid-19 deaths reported, all of which had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19.

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This is the highest day-on-day rise since March 26th which brings the total to 128,593.

The North East region recorded 835.8 cases per 100,000 people in the week to July 11th while Yorkshire and Humber recorded 462.7 cases per 100,000 people.

All regions in the UK are reporting their highest rates since January.

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Those aged 20-29 years old are recording 747.3 cases per 100,000 people, which is the highest rate for this age group since the week to January 10th.

Those aged 5-9 years olds as well as 10 to 19 years old are reporting their highest rates since comparable figures began last summer.

As well as the sharp increase in Covid-19 cases, there has also been a steady rise in hospitalisations.

Medical director at Public Health England Dr. Yvonne Doyle warned that although restrictions are being eased in England on July 19th, the virus has not gone away.

She added, “We must all be sensible. Remember it is safer to be outside when mixing with friends and family and when inside, open windows to help ventilation.”

In terms of hospital admissions, England has reported 4.4 per 100,000 people in the week to July 11th, which is the highest rate since the week to March 14th.

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