UK coronavirus daily cases soar by 17,540 in huge jump as deaths rise by 77
The number of new daily coronavirus cases has increased by 17,540 in a huge jump – with deaths rising by 77.
It comes after the country’s coronavirus hospital death toll has tragically risen by 58 as lockdown restrictions could be tightened further in the north.
In England there have been 51 coronavirus deaths in hospital, in Scotland there have been five further deaths, and in both Wales and Northern Ireland there has been one more death.
Last Thursday, October 1, the number of Covid-19 patients who died in UK hospitals rose by 55.
This was an increase from the previous Thursday, September 24, when 33 more hospital deaths were recorded.
On other recent Thursdays, the hospital death toll increased by 21 on September 17 and nine deaths on September 10.
The toll increased by 17 on September 3, nine on August 27, five on August 20 (the lowest since the lockdown was imposed in March), and 13 on August 13.
Yesterday the number of coronavirus patients to die in UK hospitals rose by 59, health authorities announced.
The total number of patients to die with coronavirus in all settings rose by 70 yesterday.
Leaked Government documents disclosed that a new three-tier system for restrictions will be announced on Monday before measures come into force on Wednesday.
Ministers are also reportedly considering fresh financial packages to help areas and industries hardest hit by lockdowns amid widespread calls for support.
But with infection rates soaring in cities including Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle, regional leaders criticised the Government for not consulting them ahead of changes.
Nicola Sturgeon said that 20% of Scotland’s cases could be traced back to hospitality when she tightened restrictions on the struggling industry yesterday.
Data from Public Health England’s weekly monitoring doesn’t paint a clear picture of the cases caused in hospitality – as it divides them between different settings depending on who is infected – employee or customer.
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