Covid live: UK reports 8,125 daily cases, most since February, as doctors call for delay to lockdown easing

UK also reports 17 deaths as infection rate rises; British Medical Association calls for delay to easing of remaining lockdown restrictions

Rapid Covid tests used in mass UK programme get scathing US reportCovid cases in England rising at fastest rate since winter waveMinisters warn of disruption in English schools as Covid variant spreadsCovid vaccine programme for developing countries could cost $6.5bnCDC discuss potential link between heart inflammation and mRNA jabs

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Brazil has had 85,149 new cases of coronavirus reported in the past 24 hours and 2,216 deaths, the country’s health ministry said.

The South American country has registered 17,296,118 cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 484,235, Reuters reports.

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A prison officer in the UK behind a widely copied scheme to support women in custody and a nurse at the forefront of developing one of the NHS Nightingale hospitals are among public sector workers recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

Ian Noons, 59, a prison officer, receives an MBE for helping marginalised people after becoming aware that many women in custody did not have enough suitable clothing. In partnership with the Katharine House hospice, he set up the first charity shop in a prison in a model that been mirrored across England.

Related: Public sector workers on Covid and prisons lauded in Queen’s birthday honours

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