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A fatal record in Covid in virus-stricken Britain

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A sign in central London urges residents to stay home to reduce the spread of infection.

Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP / TT

A sign in central London urges residents to stay home to reduce the spread of infection.

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The United Kingdom broke a dismal record on Wednesday when 1,820 new deaths from the Coronavirus were recorded, the highest daily number since the start of the pandemic.

It is feared that deaths will continue to rise rapidly in the coming days. In the UK, just over 39,000 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in hospital, of whom nearly 4,000 are in intensive care.

– These numbers are shocking. Admittedly, the spread of infection appears to be slowing, but it is not happening fast enough and it is clear that we must control the situation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson tells Sky News after presenting the numbers.

In an effort to stop the spread of infection, the UK is currently under a third national lockdown and only vital activities are allowed to remain open.

In total, more than 93,000 Britons have lost their lives as a result of infection and more than 3.5 million cases have been recorded in the country.

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