Coronavirus digest: UK sees record rise as mutant variant spreads | News | DW | 02.01.2021

The United Kingdom has recorded more new coronavirus infections in a single day than ever before for a fifth consecutive day, registering more than 57,700 cases within 24 hours.

Many of those cases are attributed to a variant of the virus that appears to be more contagious and is particularly rampant in London.

Over the same period, 445 virus-related deaths were also recorded across the UK, which has announced a death toll of over 82,600 since the start of the pandemic.

Source: Coronavirus digest: UK sees record rise as mutant variant spreads | News | DW | 02.01.2021