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UK records another 608 COVID deaths – the highest daily total since May

Written by on 24/11/2020

The UK has recorded another 11,299 coronavirus cases and 608 related deaths in the past 24 hours – the highest daily total for deaths since 12 May.

The number of cases are down on the 15,450 recorded on Monday and the number of deaths are up on 206 recorded on Monday.

The latest statistics come on the day it was also revealed that the number of deaths in England and Wales up to 13 November, was the highest weekly total since the end of May.

On Thursday, people in England will find out which tier they are being placed in once the lockdown ends on December 2.

More regions than before the lockdown are expected to face Tier 2 or Tier 3 restrictions. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has admitted the rules were not stringent enough first time around.

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On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his winter plan for tackling coronavirus in the months leading to spring.

He said it was hoped the rollout of a vaccine would signal that life could go back to “normal” by Easter.

 Sky News

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