BRITS itching to get out of lockdown have got back onto the roads – as Government graphs show a rise in traffic.
Vehicles on UK roads were at their highest levels on Monday since the lockdown began.
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Public Health England medical director Dr Yvonne Doyle described the rise as "slightly worrying" this afternoon.
She said: "There has been an uptick in motor vehicles, and the message here really is that we are still passing through this peak.
"This use of motor vehicles is the highest working day use since March 23.
"We really have to be vigilant. Most people are making huge efforts to stay at home and save lives.
"This is slightly worrying, so please do stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives. Go out for the necessities."
It comes as the total number of coronavirus deaths in England has risen to 19,746, NHS England confirmed today.
The youngest patient was a 14-year-old with no underlying health conditions, while the oldest was 101.
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