UK Registers Daily Record Of 1,564 COVID-19 Deaths

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Since these cut-off dates, a further 7,742 deaths have taken place in the United Kingdom, according to the latest data on the Government's coronavirus dashboard.

Britain on Wednesday announced another 1,564 virus fatalities, a daily record and the first time the death count has passed 1,500 in a 24-hour period during the coronavirus pandemic.

The reported daily number of deaths exceeded the 1,325 recorded on January 8 and comes as Britain battles a new, more transmissible variant of the virus.

The National Health Commission said in a statement that a total of 115 new confirmed cases were reported in the mainland compared with 55 a day earlier.

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(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) Another 45,533 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 3,164,051, according to official figures released Tuesday, Trend reports citing Xinhua.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Wednesday that there was a "very substantial" risk of intensive care capacity in hospitals being "overtopped".

"Organizing parties or other large gatherings is unsafe, selfish and totally irresponsible in light of the current threat we face", he said. That is a record number of daily deaths.

"There have now been more deaths in the second wave than the first". The latest figures show 47,525 have also tested positive for the virus.

Similar restrictions are also in place in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, where devolved administrations are in charge of health policies.

By the end of Monday, 2.4 million people had received their first of two vaccine doses.

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