The UK has reported more than 10,000 daily corona virus cases for the first time since mass testing began.
Of the 12,872 new cases, another 49 died within 28 days of a positive test for Govt-19.
However, the technical problem is that some cases this week were not recorded at that time, so these are included in Saturday’s data.
This comes after data released this week Recommended infections increase more slowly than in previous weeks.
The data was based on a sample weekly test of individuals in the community to get an idea of how many people in the UK have the virus at any given time.
The government also pays close attention to the daily number of positive events because it provides the most up-to-date snapshot.
However, it issued a warning message “Data Dashboard”, The total announced in the coming days will include some cases from the previous week, “increasing the number of reported cases”.
A health department spokesman said the problem did not affect people who received test results and was reported in the normal way to everyone who tested positive.
According to BBC Health Editor Hugh Pim, the announcement of the apparent stagnation in daily numbers comes “at a critical juncture” when ministers and health leaders are actively scrutinizing the daily Govt-19 data as they try to assess the rate of spread.
He added: “After criticism in recent months about the total number of trials being calculated, ministers and officials will face more questions about compiling daily case data.”
The daily total rose to 7,143 on Tuesday from 4,044 on Monday. However, the daily total remained stable over the next four days – varying from 6,914 to 7,108 – with a continuous increase at one time expected.
There came a big leap in the numbers announced on Saturday, which was the largest daily increase ever in the total epidemic, which was announced five hours later than usual and with a government explanation.
The figures announced on Saturday would have been somewhat elevated by the fact that 264,979 tests had been executed the previous day, the third highest ever in a 24-hour period.
The total number of cases registered in the UK on Saturday was 480,017.
The increase in the UK is largely reflected across Europe.
- On the same day, France registered 16,972 new cases – a new daily high for the country
- The Netherlands and Belgium reported 3,967 and 3,175 new positive results, respectively, and new gains in both countries
- Meanwhile, Russia, the most populous country in Europe, reported 9,859 cases – the highest since May.
Saturday Strict restrictions Came into force in some parts of northern England After an increase in corona virus cases.
It is now illegal to meet people from other homes in Liverpool City, Hartlbull, Middlesbrough and Warrington.
More than a third of the UK now has restrictions.
New rules have arrived Hundreds of Northumbria University students are self-isolated After a positive test for covit.
Elsewhere, People coming to the UK from Turkey and Poland should now be isolated For two weeks.
The new rules – applicable to the Caribbean islands of Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Sabah – went into effect at 04:00 BST on Saturday.
After a steady decline from its peak in April, confirmed corona virus cases in the UK have been on the rise again since July, with the growth rate rising sharply since the end of August.
Sage, who advises the UK government, says it is still “more likely” that the epidemic is growing exponentially across the country.
Their latest R number rating – indicating how fast the infection is growing or declining – rose from 1.3 to 1.6.
But a Office for National Statistics (ONS) Survey It is estimated that there were 8,400 new cases a day in the UK in the first week of September – slightly down from 9,600 daily cases in the previous week’s estimate.
ONS estimates of how many people are currently affected by testing a representative sample of people in homes with or without symptoms.
This is different from the number published daily by the Department of Health. It records positive events in those with Govt symptoms who require testing.