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London:  Another 41,385 people in the UK have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, marking the highest increase in single-day cases since the onset of the pandemic in the country, according to official figures.
With the new cases, the country’s overall infection tally now stands at 2,336,688, Xinhua news agency reported.
Another 357 infected patients have died within 28 days of a positive test, bringing the total number of fatalities in the UK to 71,217, the data showed.
The new figures were revealed as the number of people being admitted to hospital is nearing the level of the first peak in April with medical experts warning that the problem could get worse through January and February.
Very tough situation The situation is “very tough” and the problem is particularly serious in London but “this could easily spread”, Adrian Boyle from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine told Sky News on Monday.
“Ambulances keep coming in. We are desperate to offload ambulances, that’s always been a priority for us and you feel terrible and a sense of helplessness when you can’t because your emergency department is full,” Boyle added.


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