UK records lowest daily death toll for six months

This is the lowest daily death toll in six months

Another 33 deaths with coronavirus have been reported in the UK, with another 5,312 new confirmed cases.

This makes it the lowest death toll since September 25 last year, when 32 people died (with figures relating to the date of deaths, not the date they were reported).

Meanwhile, the UK has again broken its daily record for coronavirus vaccinations, jabbing more than 1% of the population in the last 24 hours alone.

Some 873,784 vaccines were registered in the country on Saturday.

It comes as NHS England announced that a further 35 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals in England to 85,765.

Patients were aged between 37 and 98 and all except two, aged 37 and 88, had known underlying health conditions. The deaths were between May 18 and March 20.

A graph showing number of confirmed cases over time in the UK

There were 20 other deaths reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.

In Wales, there have been a further 196 cases of coronavirus, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 207,842.

Public Health Wales reported six further deaths, taking the total in the country since the start of the pandemic to 5,488.

Scotland has reported no new coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, according to latest data.

There have been 532 new cases of Covid-19 reported, with a daily test positivity rate of 2.9%, up from 2.7% on Saturday.

Since the start of the outbreak, 7,552 people have died who have tested positive as at March 21, figures published by the Scottish Government on Sunday showed.

A graph showing the number of deaths with coronavirus in the UK

There were 344 people in hospital on Saturday with recently confirmed Covid-19, down from 367 the previous day.

Thirty-one patients were in intensive care, no change on the day before.

Although no new deaths were reported, the Scottish Government noted that registry offices are now generally closed at weekends.

There has been one further death of a patient who previously tested positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland.

Another 125 confirmed cases of the virus were recorded by the Department of Health in the last 24-hour reporting period.

Today, there were 158 Covid-positive confirmed inpatients in hospital, of whom 14 were in ICUs.

The number of positive cases in the last seven days stands at 1,072, a drop of 241 cases in the week previous.

The number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus since the outbreak began last February now stands at 115,932.

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