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New cases remain high after sharp increase

On Thursday, the government announced a further 33,470 confirmed cases.

This was the highest figure in since the start of the pandemic, though it’s thought there were more infections during the first peak in the Spring, but testing capacity at the time was too limited to detect the true number of daily cases.

Confirmed cases started rising again in July, with the rate of growth increasing sharply in September and October.

There are some signs, however, of that growth slowing a little since the start of November.
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The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which is tracking Covid-19 in the community, also suggest the increase in new infections may be stabilising.

Approximately one in 90 people in homes in England had coronavirus in the week ending 31 October, according to the ONS figures.

In Scotland and Wales, about one in 110 people had the virus. One in 75, about 25,000 people, had the virus in Northern Ireland.

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7 thoughts on “Covid: UK cases up by 33,470 on Thursday πŸ”΄ @BBC News live – BBC”
  1. No wonder there is a huge vote to Defund the BBC. Covid was downgraded in March to, not being a highly infectious disease! Hancock knew this but deceived Parliament to get the coronavirus act through!

    1. That’s how much of an echo chamber Youtube is, that you’re all convinced everyone on the planet is on your side, and not just the people on social media you’ve aligned yourself with…

  2. Could the BBC please place this in context ie what the seasonal admissions and deaths are for respiratory viruses at this time of year

    Overall seems if we didn’t keep testing there would be nothing to say this year was differ t from normal

    Given how unreliable the pcr test is – perhaps we should have some proper reporting by the BBC to get to the bottom of whether the present approach is wise –

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