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Coronavirus: Delta variant fuels sharp rise in cases as Britain’s lockdown ‘freedom day’ decision looms

UK infections of Covid-19 continued to rise, posing a dilemma for Prime Minister Boris Johnson ahead of a crunch decision on Monday on whether to proceed with the final stage of reopening the economy later this month.Data released on Friday by the Office for National Statistics showed an estimated 1 in 560 people in England had the virus in the week to June 4, up from 1 in 640 a week earlier and 1 in 1,340 in the week through May 8.The month-long rising trend has been fuelled by the faster…

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