LONDON, Oct.6 (Xinhua) – Another 39,851 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 8,006,660, according to official figures released Wednesday.
The country has also recorded 143 other deaths linked to the coronavirus. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 137,295. These figures only include deaths of people who have died within 28 days of their first positive test.
There are currently 6,836 hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
The data came as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson used his speech at the Conservatives’ conference in Manchester to make another call for workers to return to office after the pandemic.
He told the conference: “As we come out of COVID, our cities are going to be buzzing with life because we know that a productive workforce needs the spur that only comes with face-to-face meetings. and gossip about water coolers. “
Almost 90% of people aged 16 and over in Britain have received their first dose of the vaccine and more than 82% have received both doses, according to the latest figures.
To get life back to normal, countries like Britain, China, Germany, Russia and the United States have fought against time to roll out coronavirus vaccines.