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September 30, 2020The number of daily coronavirus infections in the UK as recorded by the government in the last 24 hours drops only slightly, compared to the peak of the last four months touched yesterday, however again over 7000: to 7108, compared to another 232,000 tests performed.

While the increase in deaths remains stable (71 as yesterday) and the total number of hospitalized patients continues to gradually rise (2252, of which 312 in intensive care).

And the sum of daily cases in Scotland has hit the record since June, calculated at 640.   

The data were released before a briefing in Downing Street in which Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke again to reiterate the need to keep our guard up and defend the strategy of widespread restrictions reinforced by partial local lockdowns introduced in the areas of the country most affected by a trend defined as "serious", albeit not at the level of the spring emergency.   

"I deeply disagree" with those who suggest letting "the virus run its course" even at the cost of having more deaths, Johnson stressed, defending the extended restrictions in recent weeks in the UK, while admitting that to test their effectiveness it will still take time.

Johnson confirmed that the trend of infections remains on the rise and that this "tragically" is also causing the daily number of deaths to increase "as they had anticipated".

Johnson's intervention comes in parallel with the conclusion of the debate in the municipalities on the renewal of the Coronavirus Act, the law that six months ago attributed emergency powers to the Tory government.

A law that has not been modified with the insertion of a parliamentary veto right on the upcoming restrictive measures invoked by some deputies, but with respect to which the Minister of Health, Matt Hancock, has nevertheless verbally committed the executive to submit to the vote of the Chamber any future anti-Covid measures that are not "emergency public health".