It has recorded a further 45,066 cases in the UK. Covid-19 What is the highest daily number in almost four months?
The latest figure represents a five percent increase on Wednesday, with 42,776 confirmed cases reported, the highest number in a single day since July 21.
This brings the UK’s seven-day Rolling Cave infection rate to 381 per 100,000 population.
About 27,277,875 cases have been recorded in the last seven days, an increase of 13 per cent over the previous week.
The government, meanwhile, said 157 more people had died within 28 days of a positive test for Covid 19 as of Thursday, bringing the official death toll in the UK to 138,237.
The number of deaths from daily covid is usually rising from the beginning of the month, although the curve is flatter than in cases.
About 8,823 deaths have been recorded in the last seven days, an increase of nine per cent in the previous week.