In England the variety of folks with coronavirus virtually tripled in December (Image: Gov.uk)
Boris Johnson has plunged England into a 3rd lockdown on account of spiralling coronavirus circumstances throughout the nation.
Chatting with the nation final night time, the prime minister revealed the NHS is on the verge of being overwhelmed and speedy motion must be taken.
And an interactive Authorities map present simply how dangerous the Covid-19 outbreak is in your native space – and throughout the nation.
In line with Division of Well being figures, of the ten councils with the largest spikes in infections during the last fortnight, eight had been within the North of England, with three in Liverpool and three in Cumbria.
The opposite two had been Cornwall and the Isle of Wight, which had been former tier one areas with essentially the most relaxed restrictions up till simply earlier than Christmas, after they had been escalated into stricter tiers.
In England the variety of folks with coronavirus virtually tripled within the final month of 2020, shifting from 167 circumstances per 100,000 folks to as excessive as 476.9.
The largest rises in circumstances in December general had been in Hampshire, Sussex, Cornwall and the Isle of Wight.
The nation’s Covid-19 hotspot within the week ending December 29 was Thurrock in Essex.
The maps under present simply how rapidly case numbers have soared. You could find the interactive model on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.
Map exhibits Covid-19 circumstances on September 2. Inexperienced and yellow signifies as much as 100 circumstances per 100,000, however darkish purple signifies charges over 800 per 100,000 (Image: Gov.uk)
Map displaying Covid-19 circumstances on December 2, demonstrating how the scenario has escalated (Image: Gov.uk)
Map exhibits Covid-19 circumstances on December 23, simply earlier than extra areas had been plunged into tier 4 (Image: Gov.uk)
Map exhibits Covid-19 circumstances on December 30, with greater case numbers spreading throughout the nation simply earlier than the complete lockdown was introduced (Image: Gov.uk)
It comes as well being secretary Matt Hancock admitted yesterday the tier system wasn’t working and shortly after the prime minister plunged the nation again right into a full lockdown.
And the UK saw a record 58,784 coronavirus cases yesterday – the best ever day by day throughout the pandemic and the seventh day in a row that day by day infections have been above 50,000. One other 407 folks died with the virus.
Mr Johnson made a televised deal with to the nation at 8pm final night time to announce the cruel new measures, which carefully resemble the primary nationwide lockdown in March final 12 months.
New guidelines embrace the closure of primary schools, secondary colleges, and faculties which is able to transfer to distant educating till February half time period, though nurseries will stay open.
‘Chances are you’ll solely depart house for restricted causes permitted in regulation, equivalent to to buy necessities, to work for those who completely can’t do business from home, to train, to hunt medical help equivalent to getting a Covid check, or to flee home abuse,’ he defined.
Mr Johnson burdened with the mass vaccination programme underway he hopes the strict measures can begin to be eased from mid-February.
You could find the complete nationwide lockdown guidelines here.
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