The UK Ministry of Health registered 7,540 new COVID-19 infections this Wednesday as part of the spread of the Indian variant in the European country, the highest number of daily reported cases since Sept.
New cases of COVID-19 in the UK have been on the rise for several days, an increase attributed to the presence of the Indian variant – apparently more contagious – and which has pushed the positions of experts and politicians in favor of delaying the next step in the reopening in the UK, slated for June 21st, which means the lifting of all social restrictions.
British health officials found 6,048 infections on Tuesday. With this and so far, the global balance of the United Kingdom has risen to 4,535,754 infected people since the beginning of the pandemic.
In terms of deaths from the disease, the UK Health Portfolio has registered six more, bringing the global number to 127,860 deaths from COVID-19 in the UK.
Meanwhile, vaccination continues to advance in the European country. As of Wednesday, more than 40.7 million people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine – 77.3 percent of the population – and 28.5 percent have the full schedule – 54.2 percent of the population.