The United Kingdom has registered almost 3,000 new Coronavirus cases over 24 hours, a level not seen since late May.
The UK Health Ministry disclosed the figures on Sunday, September 6, 2020, adding that two more people had died after testing positive over the past 28 days, bringing the overall UK toll to 41,551, Europe’s highest.
Channels TV reported that in addition, 2,988 new cases were recorded, significantly higher than the 1,813 registered Saturday, September 5, 3020.
“The rise in the number of cases that we have seen today is concerning,” said Health Secretary Matt Hancock as Britain digested the highest number of daily cases since 2,959 on May 23.
Hancock said the latest sufferers are predominantly young people but cautioned against behaviour that might allow a spread to the elderly.
Hancock said it was “important that people don’t allow this illness to infect their grandparents and to lead to the sort of problems that was seen earlier in the year” when the health system battled to contain the virus as the toll inexorably rose.
The concern is that increased transmission generally heightens the risk that the virus could be passed on to the elderly and people with underlying health problems.