UK Covid cases have risen by 13% in a week as 209 more people die with the virus, compared to just 50 last Tuesday.
A further 37,489 cases have been reported. Yesterday the UK passed the seven million cases milestone.
The news comes shortly after a top scientist warned Brits to prepare for a serious spike in cases this autumn.
A return to school for children, coupled with more people heading back to offices, means there will be a greater opportunity for the virus to spread, said Prof John Edmunds, of the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage).
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