UK Covid deaths average 100 a day with fears of rise when schools return
- The seven-day average for deaths within 28 days of testing is at 100, this is the highest since March 2021, as children in Scotland return to the classroom.
- In Scotland, cases have risen dramatically, going up from 799 on 2 August to 3,190 on Sunday since the return to school last week.
- While schools are unlikely to be the only cause, this rise in cases has caused concern for the future.
- Scientists have warned that the case rates will jump again when millions of pupils return to schools next week in England, Northern Ireland, and Wales.
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