Published on : Monday, September 14, 2020
There are another 3,330 more people have tested positive for coronavirus overnight in the highest Sunday rise since May. Five more people also lost their lives to COVID-19 as the United Kingdom grim tally rises to 41,628. September has seen rising rates of the virus, with Friday’s new cases – 3,539 – the highest recorded on any day since May 17.
It’s the third day in a row that cases have risen above 3,000. There are five more people lost their lives in hospitals in England.
The latest Public Health England data also shows that more than 1,000 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Birmingham in the seven days to September 10.
A total of 1,014 new cases were recorded – the equivalent of 88.8 cases per 100,000 people, up from 53.0 in the previous week.
Other cities recording sharp increases in their weekly rate include Sunderland (up from 34.2 to 94.3, with 262 new cases); Liverpool (up from 32.9 to 85.1, with 424 new cases); Manchester (up from 54.3 to 77.4, with 428 new cases); and Leeds (up from 48.4 to 69.8, with 554 new cases).
In total, 210 of the 315 local authority areas in England recorded an increase in the weekly rate of new Covid-19 cases in the seven days to September 10.
The rate fell in 91 areas and was unchanged in 14 areas. New cases were recorded in all 315 local authority areas. No new deaths were recorded in Scotland or Wales.
However, in Scotland, daily coronavirus cases have also hit a four-month high, with total of 244 people testing positive.