Latest 24-hour death toll is worst since 13 May
The latest coronavirus mortality figure for Wales has sounded a warning bell for the whole UK. As infection rates have rocketed exponentially, opponents of anti-pandemic measures have tried to dismiss the significance of the rise by claiming that the number of deaths has been low, in spite of similarly exponential increases in hospital admissions and the obvious fact that the number of deaths will always lag behind the curve for infections and hospitalisations.
But the 21 deaths in Wales in the last 24 hours represent the highest number – by a distance – since 13 May, five months ago, despite that nation’s generally clearer and more effective management of the crisis than in England.
The Tories’ hodge-podge of patchwork and inconsistent measures bodes worse for England – and it’s time for Keir Starmer’s Labour to actually start opposing and shout the clear inadequacies and illogic of Boris Johnson’s mismanagement to the rooftops.
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