As of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 42,302 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK, the Government said – the highest daily reported rise since January 15. A further 49 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday. It brings the UK total to 128,530. 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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