The number of UK schools hit by coronavirus this morning, weeks after they reopened in Scotland and Northern Ireland and a few days from the return to English classrooms, was 140.
That rose to 158 by mid-morning, then 183 by mid-afternoon.
It now stands at 201 – and rising almost too fast to keep up.
All this is happening against a backdrop of infections reaching a 129-day high and the government secretly preparing for a second wave at the beginning of next month – but with no intention of re-implementing lockdown.
Instead the Tories are trying to drive people back into workplaces – against the direct advice of public health experts.
Boris Johnson was warned, repeatedly. But there is currently no opposition voice raised against him, at least in England.
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