UK coronavirus deaths and cases PLUMMET
NEW coronavirus cases and deaths declared in the UK on Sunday were lower than the figures recorded on the same day last weekend - further proof, if needed, that this second lockdown is utterly unacceptable.
20,572 fresh infections were declared, marking a drop of nearly 20 percent from the 25,254 cases announced this time last week.
The Zoe COVID Symptom Study app, run by King's College London, suggests there were 42,049 daily new symptomatic cases of the virus in the UK on average over the two weeks up to November 1 (excluding care homes).
Sunday’s rise in coronavirus deaths brings the UK total to 49,044.
The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of testing positive for covid, no matter what the actual cause of death was, eg, being hit by a bus, heart attack, stabbing etc.