Sept 7, 2020
The United Kingdom has been hit by a new surge of Covid-19 infections as it registered 2,988 new cases over the past 24 hours.
It was significantly higher than the 1,813 cases registered on Saturday, signaling an upward trend after the tapering of infection rate after late May.
UK health authorities also reported two more deaths, bringing the country’s Covid-19 toll to 41,551, which is the highest in Europe.
The country has so far recorded a total of 347,152 confirmed cases.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock was quoted as saying that the latest Covid-19 sufferers are predominantly young people.
He cautioned that it was important to lessen the risk of infection among older people in order to prevent massive loss of lives as experienced in the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
The UK government has also pledged to tighten local restrictions in areas showing sharp rises in cases rather than re-impose national lockdown which would further damage the economy.