The Numbers pile new pressure on PM Covid cases rise 40% in a week with 19,724
The Britains daily Covid 19 cases have jumped 40 per cent in a week as health officials today announce 19,724 more infections and 137 new deaths. Department of Health figures show 14,162 cases and 70 deaths were recorded last Wednesday as well as 17,234 cases and a four-month high of 143 dead yesterday. For evaluation more than 100,000 Britons were getting infected and at least 1,000 were dying every day during the darkest period of the first wave in March and April. The facts come as Boris Johnson today sounded defiance on his local Tiers lockdown plan despite warnings from scientists that it is the worst of all worlds. Rumours were swirling today that the Prime Minister is seriously bearing in mind a circuit breaker. But in brutal clashes at PMQs, Mr Johnson dismissed calls from Sir Keir Starmer and SAGE for a miserable national circuit breaker. He insisted that his job was to balance the fiscal and wider interests of the country with the science. Northern leaders today backed Sir Keir Starmers calls for a countrywide circuit breaker lockdown and refused to accept the Prime Ministers plans for tier three restrictions.