The United Kingdom reported a slight decrease in infections but exceeded 36,300 in the past 24 hours

One in 80 people contracted COVID-19 last week, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Madrid, 23 July. (European Press) –

The UK Department of Health on Friday confirmed a total of 36,389, a number slightly lower than the nearly 40,000 recorded over the previous day, as part of a rebound in infections attributed to the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2.

Thus, the total number of European countries increased to 5,637,975, while the number of deaths has already reached 129,044, an increase of 64 over the previous balance.

According to data from the Office for National Statistics, compiled by the BBC, diagnostic tests indicate that 1.3% of the British population, or one in 80 people, contracted COVID-19 last week, compared to 1 in every hundred people in the week before.

Britain lifted most of the remaining restrictions on Monday to contain the pandemic. The authorities are confident the situation will progress to the country’s vaccination plan, which they have described as “successful” on several occasions.

Department of Health data shows that as of Wednesday, 87.9 percent of the British population had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 69.5 percent had the full schedule.

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