December 31, 2020 at 05:58PM
UK reports another record in daily covid cases at 55,892 vs 50,023
Previous record was Tuesday at 53,275
The daily deaths are approaching the April peak of 1172.
I’m sympathetic to the argument that the new variant is more transmissible. Otherwise, it’s very difficult to explain this spike despite the December lockdown. Other countries where they don’t have this variant have seen a decline or slower growth.