Coronavirus in numbers: UK cases rise by 51,870

As of 9am on Friday, there had been a further 51,870 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK, the Government said. A further 49 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Friday, bringing the UK total to 128,642. Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have now been 154,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate

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