Latest covid figures show 26,476 new cases in 24 hours

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Official figures show there were 26,476 positive Coronavirus tests in the last 24 hours bringing the total in the last seven days to 235,090.

The statistics from the Government show there were 48 deaths in 24 hours of people who had tested positive for the virus in the last 28 days.

That brings the death total in the last week to 805, a rise of 14.8%, and a UK total of 132,485.

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 156,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Government data up to August 29 shows that of the 90,743,580 Covid jabs given in the UK, 48,024,928 were first doses, a rise of 23,612 on the previous day.

Some 42,718,652 were second doses, an increase of 78,871.

According to a post on the gov.uk dashboard, no data has been reported for Wales due to the bank holiday, meaning UK cases, vaccinations and deaths by report date only include those from England, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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