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NEWLY REPORTED COVID-19 CASES IN LAST 24 HOURS (6.13.2021, 3:01pm CEST, WHO):   U.S. 12,354    India 80,834    Brazil 85,149    France 3,604    Turkey 6,076    Russia 14,723    The United Kingdom 7,550    Italy 1,722    Argentina 26,934    Germany 1,489    Columbia 29,570    Iran 7,444    Mexico 3,282    Peru 2,799    Indonesia 7,465    South Africa 9,319    The Netherlands 1,265    Chile 7,573    Canada 1,442    Philippines 8,027    Iraq 3,831    Pakistan 1,194    Bangladesh 1,637    Japan 1,982    Malaysia 5,793    Nepal 2,382    United Arab Emirates 2,123    Saudi Arabia 1,077    Bolivia 3,244    Paraguay 2,698    Tunisia 2,228    Costa Rica 1,852    Uruguay 3,457    Kuwait 1,437    Dominican Republic 1,149    Honduras 1,400    Sri Lanka 2,354    Thailand 2,804    Cuba 1,372    Zambia 2,358    Afghanistan 1,121    Mongolia 1,792    Namibia 1,399    Uganda 1,735    China 288    Singapore 18    New Zealand 6    Australia 8    South Korea 452   

UK records another 26,860 coronavirus cases, 462 deaths

Christian Fernsby |
Another 26,860 people in Britain have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,344,356, according to official figures released Saturday.

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The coronavirus related deaths in Britain rose by 462 to 51,766, the data showed.

Britain is the first European nation to record more than 50,000 coronavirus deaths. It is the fifth country in the world to hit the tragic milestone, following the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico.

Earlier Saturday, a British government scientific adviser warned that the next fortnight will be "absolutely crucial" to ensure an end to England's month-long lockdown on Dec. 2 as planned,

Professor Susan Michie, who is on the government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) , said the next two weeks will be "very challenging, partly because of the weather (and) partly because, I think, the promise of a vaccine may be making people feel complacent".

Michie told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "The vaccine is very unlikely to come in until the end of the year or beginning of next year and that's going to make no difference to the current second wave."

"So I think for the next two weeks, everybody has to really get all their resolve together," she added.

Accroding to SAGE, Britain's coronavirus reproduction number, also known as the R number, has dropped slight to a maximum of 1.2 If the R number is above one, it means the number of cases will increase exponentially.


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