21 Oct 2021

Covid-19: UK reaches 40,000 daily cases

From Morning Report, 6:19 am on 21 October 2021

There are nearly 40,000 daily cases of Covid-19 in the UK. In the last three months there have been more than three million cases, with 79,000 people needing hospitalisation.

Health experts are urging the government to consider introducing restrictions.

UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid has just been speaking at a press conference.

BBC Correspondent Olly Barratt spoke to Susie Ferguson from London.