LONDON, 15 NOV – Covid infections in the United Kingdom return to rise towards 40,000 (39,705) in the last 24 hours, after a gradual progressive decline detected between 12 November and yesterday and an indication on a weekly basis towards the contraction of infections estimated to be confirmed in the calculations valid until November 8 by the Office for National Statistics (Ons). This is attested by the official data released today by the government, which return to show a weekly curve of new cases on the rise – in red – for the first time since the beginning of the month. On the other hand, both the daily deaths (today stopped at 47, albeit lightened by the usual statistical delay of part of the weekend mortality data) and the total hospital admissions remain in green – i.e. with a weekly trend of decreasing for about ten days. At the same time, the total number of third reinforcement vaccine doses (boosters) administered on the island is approaching the threshold of 13 million, pending the announced expansion of the audience from all over 50s to over 40s; alongside 50.6 million first doses and over 46 million second doses (equal to 80% of the entire population over 12 years and 90% of adults). (HANDLE).