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Another wave of Covid-19 could be on the way this autumn

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Ella Doyle
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Ella Doyle

We know, we know, everything is bad right now. It’s almost hard to imagine that not very long at all we were in a literal global pandemic, staying at home and getting furloughed and eating banana bread. Well, sadly, Covid hasn’t quite gone away for good – and it looks like it might be making a bit of a comeback. 

That’s right. For the first time in nearly three months, Covid infections have risen once again. On September 14, an estimated 766,500 people tested positive for the virus, which is up 8.6 per cent on the previous week, stats from the Office for National Statistics show. 

In Wales, cases have risen from 28,200 to 39,700 over the same time period. An ONS spokesperson said: ‘Today’s data show a mixed picture across the UK, with increases in England and Wales while infections in Scotland and Northern Ireland have decreased.

‘It is too early to see if these changing trends will continue, and we will monitor the data closely to see any impact of the return of schools over the coming week.’

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