Coronavirus latest: UK could face ‘winter surge’ of Covid-19, chief medical officer
The UK on Thursday reported more than 11,000 new coronavirus cases, the highest number of daily infections since February of this year.
The news comes as health secretary Matt Hancock announced that all over-18s would be invited for their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination from Friday, as the government races to offer the vaccine to all adults by July 19.
According to the latest government statistics, 11,007 positive cases were reported as of 4pm on Thursday, alongside an additional 19 deaths.
Meanwhile, data from Public Health England’s national flu and Covid-19 surveillance report indicates that infections have surged across England, with the North West region recording the highest case rates at 196.9 per 100,000 people.
Kroger partnered with Ocado, a UK-based software and robotics company for online retailers, to open its first two delivery facilities in Monroe, Ohio, and Groveland, Florida, in the past two months. To help with deliveries, the company rolled out a pilot program to send groceries to customers via drones, Kroger announced in early May. The company also expanded to 2,233 pick-up locations and 2,488 delivery locations.
“Kroger is even better positioned to connect with our customers than we were prior to the pandemic as a result of our relentless focus on leading with fresh and accelerating with digital,” said McMullen. “Customers are responding to the investments we have made in digital, as evidenced by our triple-digit growth in digital sales since the beginning of 2019.”
Total sales stood at $41.3bn in the first quarter, compared with $41.5bn during the same period last year.