8 Jan 2021

The United Kingdom marks deadliest Covid-19 day since April 2020

From Morning Report, 7:35 am on 8 January 2021

Yesterday, the UK recorded its highest number of coronavirus-related deaths since last April, and the highest daily increase in cases.

1041 deaths were reported, along with another 62,000 new infections within the 24-hour period.

New statistics also show that at the start of this week, the number of Covid patients in UK hospitals passed 30,000 for the first time.

London correspondent Vincent McAviney spoke to Philippa Tolley.