London, July 15: The United Kingdom has registered 42,302 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, hitting a six-month high for daily infections, the department of health said on Wednesday.
The death toll has risen by 49. The overall number of COVID-19 cases in the UK has exceeded 5.2 million, including around 129,000 deaths.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed on Monday that the country will lift all COVID-19 restrictions on July 19, including the obligatory wearing of face masks. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Wednesday that masks in the city’s public transport will still remain compulsory.