CORONAVIRUS cases in England rose to 23,254 in the last 24 hours as the country heads into lockdown from Thursday.
The overall number of cases now stands at 1,034,914, while deaths in the last 28 days of a positive test rose by 162. The UK’s overall death toll now stands at 46,717. Yesterday, the UK reported 21,915 cases of coronavirus as the country broke the one million mark.
Due to the high number of cases being reported across the country in the last few weeks, Boris Johnson was forced to call a second lockdown on Saturday night.
The lockdown will last from Thursday until early December in order to try and curb case numbers.
Wales has already instituted a fire break lockdown while restrictions on schools in Northern Ireland will be lifted on November 2.
Hospitality venues in Northern Ireland are also expected to reopen on November 13.
Cases in Northern Ireland rose by 685 to 39,116 today.
There were eight deaths from coronavirus in the country taking the total to 716.
In Wales, just 16 new fatalities were reported as the country heads towards the end of its 17-day firebreak.
In Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has not instituted a lockdown but instead has formulated a five-tier system, similar to what had been used in England.