The UK Department of Health this Wednesday confirmed 43,941 new infections from COVID-19, a number slightly higher than the nearly 41,000 registered the previous day, in a resurgence of the numbers the pandemic is leaving in the European country.
With these new cases, UK health officials have recorded 8,897,149 cases since the pandemic began. With 207 deaths recorded in the past 24 hours – compared to 263 on Tuesday, the highest number since March 3 – the global death toll from COVID-19 has risen to 140,041.
In this regard, the positive for COVID-19 of the leader of the Labor Party, Keir Starmer, became known during the course of the day. According to the BBC, it is the fifth time that Starmer has had to be quarantined since the pandemic broke out. The last one was in July when one of her children caught the virus.
The UK is in a worsening pandemic situation and is calling on the authorities to take restrictive measures to contain the spread of the disease.
The UK government has trusted the evolution of the pandemic in the country and the lifting of restrictions to curb its progress on the COVID-19 vaccination schedule. As of Tuesday, 79.3 percent of the UK population has the full schedule.