Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world Tuesday – CBC

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world Tuesday – CBC

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U.K. recorded 49,156 new COVID-19 cases Monday, largest number since mid-July

Oct 19, 2021

Many scientists are pressing the British government to reimpose social restrictions and speed up booster vaccinations as coronavirus infection rates, already Europe’s highest, rise still further.

The U.K. recorded 49,156 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the largest number since mid-July. New infections averaged 43,000 a day over the past week, a 15 per cent increase compared to the week before.

In July, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government lifted all the legal restrictions that had been imposed more than a year earlier to slow the spread of the virus, including face coverings indoors and social distancing rules. Nightclubs and other crowded venues were allowed to open at full capacity, and people were no longer advised to work from home if they could.

Some modellers feared a big spike in cases after the opening-up. That didn’t occur, but infections remained high, and recently have begun to increase.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/coronavirus-canada-world-canada-oct19-2021-1.6216197

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