UK records 892 infections and 67 dead in the last 24 hours

The UK recorded 892 more Covid-19 contagions on Wednesday in the last 24 hours, compared with 670 on Tuesday, and 67 more deaths, the London government announced.

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Since the beginning of the pandemic, 46.364 deaths from the new coronavirus have been recorded in medical centers, reception centers and housing in the United Kingdom, one of the countries in Europe most affected by the pandemic.

On the last day, 183 patients diagnosed with Covid-19 disease entered British hospitals, with a total of 1.152 hospitalized across the country, and 77 in intensive care.

The partial confinement enacted in the English city of Manchester and other parts of northern England was joined today by the Scottish locality of Aberdeen, where there was an increase in contagions.

Bars, restaurants and other businesses open to the public are expected to close this afternoon and access to and from the city, where some 200.000 people live, has been limited.

The Scottish regional government has so far identified 54 cases in Aberdeen and has detected 191 close contacts who have been isolated as a precaution, although the authorities admit that these numbers may increase in the coming days.

For its part, the British Government defended its plans to resume face-to-face classes in all school years from September, despite warnings about the possibility of increasing infections.

British Education Minister Nick Gibb said today that high school students are not required to wear a mask when they return to school after the Labor opposition called for the measure to be studied.

The children's commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, in turn supported the reopening of schools and considered that in the case of new outbreaks, bars, restaurants and commercial establishments should be closed first to try to contain the spread of the virus.

The Covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 701 deaths and infected more than 18,5 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the French agency AFP.

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