This is the first time that daily Covid cases have surpassed 100,000 in the UK since the outbreak started

This is the first time that daily Covid cases have surpassed 100,000 in the UK since the outbreak started

For the first time, the UK saw over 100,000 new Covid cases per day.

As of 9 a.m. on Wednesday, the UK had 106,122 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases.

It's the biggest daily increase since the outbreak started.

Within 28 days, 140 more patients died from the coronavirus.
According to the ONS, there have been 173,000 deaths in the UK where Covid-19 was indicated on the death certificate.

As of Tuesday, 8,008 Covid patients were in hospital in the UK, with 849 on ventilators.

The number of Covid patients in hospitals is up 4% from a week ago. On January 18, the second wave of coronavirus reached 39,254.

Since the pandemic began, the UK has registered 11,647,473 infections and 147,573 fatalities.
Last week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an end to the country's current Covid bans before Christmas.

But new measures are coming to Scotland and Wales.

Outdoor public events in Scotland will be limited to 500 from Boxing Day for at least three weeks, and indoor public events to 100 standing or 200 sitting, according to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday.
Wales' sporting activities will similarly be held in secret to manage Omicron.

New restrictions on “hospitality and a number of other things” will be unveiled on Wednesday, Economy Minister Vaughan Gething told ITV News.

Ministers in Northern Ireland are debating future steps.
England

There were 95,795 new Covid infections in the last 24 hours, increasing the total to 9,905,451.

123 more Covid-related fatalities brought the total to 128,289.

7 080 Covid patients were hospitalised on Tuesday, 745 on ventilator.

Wales

Wales saw 4,662 more positive Covid tests, raising the total to 566,995.

Three more Covid deaths were reported. Covid death toll in Wales: 6,525.

Covid has 330 patients in hospital, 29 on ventilators.

Scotland

Scotland reported 2,434 new Covid infections and 11 deaths.

On Tuesday, 536 Covid patients were hospitalised, 40 on ventilators.

Since January, there have been 814,359 coronavirus infections and 9,801 deaths in Scotland.

NI

There were 3,231 new Covid cases and three deaths in Northern Ireland.

On Tuesday, 261 coronavirus individuals were hospitalised. 26 on ventilators.

The virus has caused 360,668 illnesses and 2,958 fatalities in the US.

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