DAILY REPORTED CASES OF COVID AT HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE LATE JANUARY, FIGURES SHOW
The number of new cases of Covid-19 reported each day in the UK has risen to the highest level since late January, new figures show.
A total of 22,868 cases were reported by the Government on Monday, the highest daily rise since January 30 when there were 23,275 cases reported.
The Government also said that a further three people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Monday.
In comparison on January 30, during the second wave and when the vaccination uptake was a lot lower, there were 1,200 deaths reported.
The seven-day rolling average for reported cases currently stands at 16,612 – up 70% from the 9,778 a week ago and the highest since February 9. Of the 315 local authorities in England, 291 (92%) have seen a rise in rates and 24 (8%) have seen a fall.
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