U.K. Reports 1,041 New Virus Deaths, Most Since April

An ambulance at the Royal Free Hospital in London, U.K. Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg
An ambulance at the Royal Free Hospital in London, U.K. Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- The U.K. reported 1,041 new coronavirus deaths within 28 days of a positive test on Wednesday, the highest daily increase since late April.

A further 62,322 positive coronavirus cases were also reported on the government’s dashboard, higher than a 7-day average of 55,945. More than 30,000 people are in hospitals with coronavirus as of January 4, the government said.

The rising numbers come as the country is subject to a nationwide lockdown, in which schools have been closed, and non-essential shops shut.

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