COVID-19: Should we be worried about rising case numbers in the UK?


Sky’s Kay Burley asks the World Health Organisation’s Dr David Nabarro about how worried we should be at the rising case numbers of COVID in the UK.

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Coronavirus infections rise by nearly half a million in a week


COVID-19 cases have risen by 43% since last week to over 1.4m. Sky News’ Thomas Moore takes a closer look at the numbers.

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COVID-19: North Korea announces first COVID death with 350,000 treated for fever


North Korea has announced its first COVID death, a day after the country confirmed its first official coronavirus case since the pandemic began.

The North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said 350,000 people have been treated for a fever that has spread “explosively” across the country.

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COVID-19: Beijing enters new lockdown


Beijing has entered a new lockdown affecting restaurants and the underground in an attempt to limit a new COVID-19 outbreak.

Measures were supposed to be only temporary for a holiday, but this has now been extended for longer, says Sky News’ China Correspondent Tom Cheshire.

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Why is China struggling with COVID-19 again?


China has some of the world’s toughest COVID-19 restrictions in place.

In scenes reminiscent of 2020, this latest outbreak has seen police in white hazmat suits, panic buying in shops and advice to work from home.

Sky’s Asia Correspondent Tom Cheshire takes a look at why China is struggling with coronavirus -again.

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COVID-19: Shanghai remains in coronavirus lockdown


Shanghai enters its fourth week in lockdown, but authorities say only 38% of over 60s are vaccinated and the measures need to continue.

25m people live in the city, but of the hundreds of thousands of cases there have been only a handful of deaths, leading to many to question the restrictions.

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COVID-19: Shanghai split in half for new two-part lockdown


Shanghai has been divided in half for a two-part lockdown, which will see authorities roll out an experimental COVID testing regime.

The Chinese city has been battling a new coronavirus surge for nearly a month.

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COVID-19: UK cases soar by around a million in a week


Coronavirus cases in the UK have rocketed by around a million in a week, official data by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows.

The number of COVID-19 infections soared to 4.26 million in the seven days to 19 March, according to published figures – up 29.7% on the week before.

This is just short of the 4.3 million in the first week of 2022, which was the highest total since estimates began.

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Watch live: Latest COVID-19 data from UK and around the world


The latest #COVID19 data from the UK and around the world.

In the UK, the data includes confirmed daily COVID-19 cases, the local authorities with the highest cases, current coronavirus hotspots and the proportion of positive tests.

Globally we show a world map of coronavirus cases and the worst affected countries, including the number of cases and deaths.

The data will update daily.

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COVID-19: Senior scientists warn of future coronavirus variant risk


Government scientists Sir Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance have warned that the coronavirus pandemic is not over globally, and the need for surveillance remains.

England’s Chief Scientific Officer Sir Patrick Vallance emphasised the danger of new variants, which can emerge spontaneously at any time around the world.

He said that they may ‘not necessarily be less serious that the Omicron variant’, either through the intrinsic medical effect or any potential increase in strain on the NHS.

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