Figures rising ahead of easing of restrictions ¶
By: Meya dadada on July 17, 2021, 4:29 a.m.
Figures rising ahead of easing of restrictions
We're expecting slotxo the UK's latest daily coronavirus figures in the next hour or so.
Thursday's showed there were 48,553 new cases - the highest reported since 15 January - and 63 deaths.
Today's could break the 50,000 case barrier as the numbers have been rising sharply in recent weeks.
And that would come just three days before England and Scotland are due to further ease coronavirus restrictions - more on that here.
England's chief medical officer has warned that the UK is "not out of the woods" yet and people need to act with caution as the restrictions end. He warned that Covid hospitalisations were doubling every three weeks and could hit "scary numbers" in future.
We'll bring you the latest on the figures when we have them.