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Britain records its highest number of daily COVID-19 infections – Sydney Morning Herald

The total, more than 5000 cases higher than the previous 24 daily record, comes as conservatives prepare to challenge Boris Johnson’s coronavirus restrictions.

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Britain is now processing more than 200,000 COVID-19 tests a day compared with fewer than 100,000 at the start of the pandemic.
The number of hospitalisations and deaths is also rising but remains far below the UKs springtime peak. Another 49 COVID-19 deaths were reported on Saturday. Britains official coronavirus death toll is 42,317.
The government’s website said a technical issue had delayed publishing a number of new COVID-19 cases. But the technical issue could be seized on by critics who…

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