There were also 115 deaths reported and over eight thousand patients in hospital with the virus.
On Wednesday, health secretary Sajid Javid said the government would not implement ‘Plan B’, which would include measures such as a return to wearing face masks and home working.
Mr Javid said these measures would be put in place when the pressure on the NHS becomes ‘unsustainable’, which he did not believe it currently was.
Palliative care doctor Rachel Clarke said on Twitter: “Every trend is going in the wrong way.
“Why – WHY is the government not acting?”
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