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UK COVID CASES PASS 8,000 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOUR MONTHS AS INDIAN VARIANT TRIPLES IN A WEEK AND 17 DEATHS

UK daily Covid cases have passed 8,000 for the first time in four months – as the Indian variant continues to spread.

There were 8,125 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, while there were 17 deaths from the bug in the same time frame.

The last time cases surpassed 8,000 was on February 26 this year, when there were it was 8,523.

Cases in the UK on Wednesday rose by 7,540 – the highest leap in daily infections since February.

This was followed by an increase of 7,393 yesterday.

Last Thursday, there were 18 deaths recorded over a 24-hour period.

Cases of the Indian variant have more than tripled in a week – with 42,323 confirmed cases of the B.1.617.2 strain this week, up from 12,431 one week ago.





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