Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the UK as of September 24, 2020, by country/region
Published by Conor Stewart, Sep 25, 2020
On January 31, 2020, the first two cases of coronavirus in the United Kingdom (UK) were confirmed in the Yorkshire and Humber region, since then the cases in this region have increased to 45,638. The North West of England has the highest number of confirmed cases of the virus in the UK with 73,988 registered cases, while London has 46,900 confirmed cases. Overall, there has been 416,363 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK as of September 24.
COVID deaths in the UK
The coronavirus has so far been responsible for 41,902 deaths in the UK as of September 24, 2020, and since May 7 the UK has had the highest death toll from coronavirus in Europe. The incidence of deaths in the UK is 62.76 per 100,000 population, which is the third highest in Europe behind Belgium and Spain.
Current infection rate in Europe
The current infection rate in the UK is 52.3 cases per 100,000 population in the last seven days as of September 25. Spain has had 167 cases per 100,000 in the last week, which is one of the highest rates in Europe. Since July 28, the UK has required travelers returning from Spain to be quarantined for two weeks. Subsequently, it was announced on August 13 that the UK was also removing France from its quarantine exemption list, sparking a rush of tourists to cut short their holidays and return to the UK before the exemption window closed on the morning of August 15. Czechia was removed from the UK's exemption list on August 29, and has recorded a seven-day rate of 131 respectively per 100,000
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