The Guardian reports.
On Saturday, January 2, health authorities reported 57,725 new patients with coronavirus.
This is the fifth day in a row when the daily increase in infections exceeds 50 thousand. Before this record was the figure of December 31 — almost 56,000 new cases.
In the last 24 hours, 445 patients have died. The total number of deaths since the beginning of the epidemic in Britain has reached 74,570.
On the eve of the UK reported 53,285 new patients and 613 deaths.
Against the backdrop of records of infections in England, calls are beginning to postpone the opening of schools for at least two weeks after the Christmas holidays.
As reported, the British government has placed even more areas of England under the strictest quarantine restrictions. Since December 31, they have already spread to three-quarters of the population of England.