Britain has reported another 36,389 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 5,637,975, according to official figures released Friday, APA reports citing BBC.
The country also recorded another 64 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 129,044. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test.
England recently lifted most COVID-19 restrictions as part of the final step of the roadmap out of the lockdown. Scientists have warned that lifting all restrictions at this stage could increase likelihood of dangerous variants.
The number of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 in the community in England was estimated at 741,700 in the week to 17 July, according to the latest figures released by Britain's Office for National Statistics (ONS).
That means approximately one in 75 people in England are likely to have had COVID-19 last week, up from one in 95 people in the previous week. This is the highest number since the week to Jan. 30.