Record number of deaths among infected with COVID-19 revealed in UK

In the UK over the past day, a record number of deaths among those infected with coronavirus have been revealed. This was reported by TASS citing data published on Friday, January 8, on the government information website.

Over the past day, 1,325 people with COVID-19 have died in the country – this is the maximum since the beginning of the pandemic. Also, over the past 24 hours, a record high number of cases of infection was detected – more than 68 thousand.

Earlier on January 8, the London authorities announced an emergency situation in the city from for threats of overcrowding in hospitals in connection with the COVID-19 epidemic. According to the mayor of the city of Sadiq Khan, one in 30 Londoners is now sick.

January 4, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the introduction of the third national quarantine in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.