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Dan Bloom at the Daily Mirror tweets: "PM's spokesman admits the NHS faces a 'very challenging winter' but says there are still no plans to implement Plan B. And on 'Plan C' he says: "Neither ministers nor officials are working on those proposals, that's not accurate."

  • 'Plan C' refers to putative plan to ban household mixing once again in an attempt to drive COVID-19 infections downwards. 'Plan B' would involve the reintroduction of mandates on wearing face masks, vaccine passports for entry to large events, and a recommendation to work from home full time if possible.
  • The UK has recorded over 40,000 new cases per day for the past seven days, the second-highest number of new cases in that period behind only the US.
Chart 1. COVID-19 Cases and Fatalities, Nominal and % chg D-t-D

Source: JHU, MNI. Each dot indicates individual day's data point.