The UK Ministry of Health has updated the death toll with 763 new cases, although this count only takes into account deaths in hospitals. Most of the deaths are in England, where authorities have already confirmed at least 16,272.
The number of positive cases is now over 133,000, some 4,400 more than the previous day. The United Kingdom is the sixth country in the world in terms of the number of cases, behind the United States, Spain, Italy, France and Germany.
The British government on Wednesday raised the number of deaths from coronavirus in the United Kingdom to 18,100, a country that would already be at the peak of the infection curve, according to Health Minister Matt Hancock.
“We are at the peak” of the outbreak, defended the Health Minister on Wednesday, who called for not letting down our guard to avoid a second wave of cases that would push the public health system to the limit. In this new stage, the Executive has advocated strengthening the evidence.
The latest balance of the Ministry of Health reports more than 13,000 tests in one day and, according to the head of Foreign Affairs, Dominic Raab, who temporarily serves as prime minister, the government already has a daily capacity of around 40,000.