Covid: UK coronavirus alert level ‘moving to 4'


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The UK’s coronavirus alert level should be raised from level 3 to 4, meaning transmission is “high or rising exponentially”, its chief medical officers have said.

It comes after the government’s scientific adviser warned there could be 50,000 new coronavirus cases a day by mid-October without further action.

The PM will make a statement in the Commons on Tuesday.

On Monday, a further 4,368 daily cases were reported in the UK, up from 3,899.

A further 11 people have also died within 28 days of a positive test, although these figures tend to be lower over the weekend and on Mondays due to reporting delays.

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