COVID cases are on the rise, forcing millions of Brits – including essential workers – to self-isolate as grim numbers begin to resurface.
Around 99 per cent of areas are now reporting an increase in coronavirus cases, with Redcar & Cleveland, Copeland, Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough and Castle Point topping the list.
Also, the UK death toll from the virus rose by 96 yesterday – almost double the death toll of this time last week.
Tuesday’s figures showed the worst fatality levels since March, with another 46,558 new cases also confirmed.
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