11/26/2020, 6:55 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UK reports 17,555 new COVID cases, 498 deaths

There were 17,555 coronavirus infections recorded across the United Kingdom in the past 24-hours, data on the country's official government website showed on Thursday. This brings the number of people diagnosed throughout the country with COVID-19 to 1,574,562 since the start of the pandemic. The data means that for the sixth consecutive day the number of daily reported positive tests was below 20,000.

The country's coronavirus death toll rose to 57,031, as the daily number of people that passed away from the virus jumped by 498 nationwide. Meanwhile, there are currently 16,341 patients hospitalized with the virus, with 1,480 of those being treated in intensive care units.

Earlier, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed confidence that things will improve soon regarding the pandemic and that most of the country will be placed either in coronavirus alert Tier 2 or Tier 3 after December 2.

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