UK: Huge increase in cases, over 40.000

The rapid spread and prevalence of the Indian mutation are being challenged by the easing of restrictions, which was announced in a cautious tone by Boris Johnson, a few hours ago, from Downing Street.

The abolition of social distances in Britain, from Monday 19 July, is not accepted with enthusiasm but with controversy, as betrayed by the health movements in Old Albion that are turning en masse against the British Prime Minister.

In this electrified climate, epidemiological indicators are rising sharply, with Wednesday cases reaching a six-month record of 42.302.

Health officials also reported 49 deaths.

Cases in Britain have been rising steadily since late May, although the death toll remains lower than in previous waves of the pandemic. 36.660 new cases were announced yesterday.