There were 26 393 cases recorded in England yesterday, up 7 381 or 38.8% on the previous day.
In Scotland, cases went up 20%, in Wales the increase was less than 10% and in Northern Ireland, they fell slightly.
While this may be a statistical blip, the lack of media attention in England/UK is notable.
When cases in Scotland rose 10% on June 30th, BBC Scotland reacted quickly:
BBC Scotland also saw ‘surges’ on 3rd April, 23rd June, 24th June and 7th July.
If 10% is a ‘surge’, is 40% a ‘tsunami?’