Covid cases rise by 70% in a week in biggest daily surge since January with 22,868 new infections

COVID infections have risen by 70 per cent in a WEEK as 22,868 new cases were recorded today – in the highest daily count for five months.

Three more people have also died from the virus in the last 24 hours.

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The grim total of Covid deaths since the pandemic began has now reached 128,103.

And since last year, 4,755,078 have tested positive for the virus in Britain.

The latest figures compare to 18,270  new infections and 23 fatalities yesterday.

As of today the Government data shows it is the biggest daily rise since January 30.

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