UK reports another 20,479 coronavirus cases

UK reports another 20,479 coronavirus cases
# 30 June 2021 01:32 (UTC +04:00)

Britain has reported another 20,479 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,775,301, according to official figures released Tuesday, APA reports citing BBC.

It was the second consecutive day that Britain has reported more than 20,000 daily cases. A total of 22,868 coronavirus cases were recorded Monday, the highest since Jan. 30 this year.

The country also recorded another 23 coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain to 128,126. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test.

Meanwhile, latest official data showed that there has been a sharp rise in pupils sent home from school in England because of coronavirus.

More than 375,000 pupils, about one in 20, were out of school for coronavirus-related reasons, up by more than 130,000 in a week.

The British government is considering a shift to more testing for schools in September rather than having to send home whole "bubbles" of pupils, according to the BBC.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a four-week delay to the final step of England's roadmap out of COVID-19 restrictions until July 19, amid a surge in cases of the Delta variant first identified in India.

More than 44.5 million people in Britain have received the first jab of COVID-19 vaccine and more than 32.7 million people have received two doses, the latest figures showed.

To bring life back to normal, countries such as Britain, China, Russia, the United States as well as the European Union have been racing against time to roll out coronavirus vaccines.

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