Another 140,000 people test positive for Covid in 24 hours

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Another 140,000 people test positive for Covid in 24 hours

More than 140,000 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to official figures.

The Government statistics showed 141,472 positive tests with 1.2 million in the last seven days. That is down slightly from 146,390 cases on Saturday.

Records also showed another 97 deaths within 28 days of a positive test in the last 24 hours with 1,295 deaths in seven days.

It comes after the UK reached the grim milestone of 150,000 official deaths yesterday.

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have now been 174,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

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