The record number of cases of coronavirus infection per day was recorded in the UK. It is noted that 60.9 thousand people were found to have coronavirus in the UK per day, 830 patients died. A total of 2.77 million cases have been identified in the United Kingdom since the start of the pandemic. In addition, over 76.3 thousand patients have died. This is the largest figure in Europe, TASS reports.
Earlier, the UK Ministry of Health announced a new type of COVID-19 in the south of the country. The mutation was identified in mid-December. The British Office reported that the new SARS-CoV-2 is spreading faster than usual and has become dominant in London.
This strain has also been found in Denmark, the Netherlands and Australia. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UK have begun collaborating on a new variant of the coronavirus. The operational headquarters to combat the spread of coronavirus in Russia is monitoring the situation with COVID-19 in the UK.
Later, a third national lockdown was announced in the UK due to the coronavirus. All schools in the kingdom are transferred to remote mode. The British will only be allowed to leave their homes for a walk, for medical attention and shopping. Persons with chronic diseases are advised not to leave their homes.
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