WORLD UK records another 33,904 coronavirus cases

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UK records another 33,904 coronavirus cases

Xinhua

08:15, August 19, 2021

LONDON, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Another 33,904 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 6,355,887, according to official figures released Wednesday.

People walk by the River Thames in London, Britain, on Aug. 18, 2021. Another 33,904 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 6,355,887, according to official figures released Wednesday. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

The country also reported another 111 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 131,260. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test.

Meanwhile, researchers found that a lack of exercise might be linked to an increased risk of severe COVID-19 and associated complications

According to a research in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, "consistently meeting physical activity guidelines was strongly associated with a reduced risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes among infected adults."

The research was based on study of almost 50,000 patients with COVID-19 who were consistently inactive, doing some activity or consistently reporting doing sufficient exercise. The researchers recommend health authorities to prioritise the promotion of physical activity and to incorporate it into routine medical care.

England lifted almost all of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions on July 19.

Nearly 90 percent of adults in Britain have had their first dose of vaccine and about 77.5 percent have received both doses, the latest figures showed.

To bring life back to normal, countries such as Britain, China, Germany, Russia and the United States have been racing against time to roll out coronavirus vaccines.

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