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Lockdown fears grow as data shows Covid-19 infections spiral to 45,000 new cases a day

coronavirus cases in the UK is surging by more than 17,000 a day, official figures show. Fears that the virus is spiralling out of control will be fuelled after a further 77 people died within 28 days of contracting the killer infection.The UK’s stark death toll stands at 42,592, The Department for Health and Social Care said.Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics warns 224,400 people had the virus in the week leading up to October 1, up from 116,000 a week earlier.This week's figure is the highest since records started in May.Today's report, made using data from the two weeks up to October 1, warns “the number of infections has increased rapidly in recent weeks”, and official tests show cases continued to rise in the first.

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