|Citizens walk the streets without masks in London, England, on the 19th (local time) after the quarantine measures were lifted. © AFP=News1 © News1 Reporter Lee Jeong-hoo|
The number of daily confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in the UK has again surpassed 30,000.
According to Reuters on the 29th (local time), there were 31,117 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UK and 85 deaths. This is an increase of more than 3,000 from the previous day (27,734).
The number of daily confirmed cases in the UK recorded 43,474 on the 21st, 39,302 on the 22nd, 35,842 on the 23rd, and 31,326 on the 24th.
From the 25th, there were 28,879, the 26th, 24,684, and the 27th, 23,340, etc., after showing a continuous decrease, until the 28th, 27,572, maintaining the 20,000 level.
Some were optimistic that this situation would be out of the peak of COVID-19.
However, despite the clear decline, authorities and experts were cautious about the decline. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman said: “The UK has not yet emerged from the crisis, and it is necessary to prepare for a possible outbreak with the complete lifting of quarantine last week.
Meanwhile, according to the UK Sky News, 689,313 people were classified as close contacts in the past week through the National Health Service (NHS) app in England and Wales. If 600,000 confirmed cases are added to this, more than 1 million people are expected to undergo self-quarantine.