Figures released by the health department this afternoon show that there were another 45,066. Covid19 cases in the UK
This is the highest level of infection since July 20 – the day after Independence Day when the Quad Lockdown ban was lifted.
The figures also show that another 157 people have died from the virus, bringing the total number of deaths in the UK to 138,237.
This is a slight increase from 122 last Thursday.
This comes at a time when the rate of new cases of Covid 19 among school children in England is at its highest level since comparable figures began in the fall of 2020.
A total of 1,120.8 cases per 100,000 people between the ages of 10 and 19 were recorded in seven days as of October 10, compared to 1,061.8 weekly.
The rate for children aged five to nine is 574.2, up from 484.2 per week.
This is the highest weekly rate for both age groups since the data was first collected in October 2020, according to the UK Health Security Agency (HSA).
Case rates are currently rising in all age groups in England. The lowest rate is among people aged 80 and over, rising from 90.2 to 110.8.
Dr. William Welfare, Director of Incidents at HSA, said:
“As winter approaches, help protect yourself from code 19 and the flu by washing your hands regularly and wearing masks in crowded places. When you meet people inside, windows to ventilate the room.” And open the door.
If you are offered Code 19 or the flu vaccine, please take it. Get a PCR test if you have any symptoms of Covid 19.
Additional PA reporting