LONDON, United Kingdom — The River Region is still reeling from the recent coronavirus outbreak.
On Monday, officials said there were no new confirmed cases and there had been no new deaths.
A further 537 new coronaviruses were reported in the region in the first 24 hours of the pandemic, which started on Oct. 1.
The London Health Department said on Monday that the region’s population had now reached its peak of 577,000.
Health Minister Norman Baker said on the BBC that there were a total of 10 coronaviral cases and that the number of confirmed deaths had risen to 538.
“The virus continues to be the number one killer in the UK,” he said.
Baker said there was still no sign of a return to normal in the West Midlands, where more than 500 new coronas have been reported.
West Midlands Police Chief Constable Joanne Allen said the coronavirots had been particularly high in the Midlands.
She said the region had been hit particularly hard because of the number and size of cases.
“It’s a really difficult time for the police, it’s a very difficult time to get people home,” she said.