According to a report by the National Bureau of Statistics (ONS), in the seven days through April 24, it is estimated that about 54,000 people have contracted the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 in England, an average of one case. Every 10 thousand people.
The number represents a significant decrease compared to the rate of one for every 610 citizens registered in the previous week.
In Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, 1 in 1570, 1 in 940 and 1 in 640 are infected, respectively.
The data released by the National Statistics Office encourages the government to continue lifting the quarantine in place since last January, and for it to have a real test on Friday with the celebration of a huge party, without a mask or social distancing in Liverpool. Nightclub.
Only trial participants will have to present a negative Covid-19 test result to enter the building.
As part of the de-escalation that began last March with the reopening of schools, it is expected that starting May 17, Britons will be allowed to travel abroad on vacation and bars and restaurants will start welcoming customers into their indoor lounges.
According to the government’s road map, a return to normal life could be issued by mid-June.
On Friday, 2381 new cases of the virus and 15 other deaths were recorded, for a cumulative total of more than 4416 thousand infected and 127,517 deaths since the beginning of the epidemic.
Health authorities also reported that in past hours more than 600 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were given in the country, bringing the number of people who received at least one injection of the treatment to 34.2 million.
The government’s plan, which last Friday called on those over the age of 40 to be vaccinated, is that by the end of July, 53 million adults living in the UK will have the opportunity to be vaccinated.
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