UK coronavirus cases jump by 20,890 as deaths see biggest Monday rise since May

Harriet Brewis
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NHS workers in PPE at Queens Hospital: Getty Images
NHS workers in PPE at Queens Hospital: Getty Images

The UK has recorded almost 21,000 new coronavirus cases overnight, as deaths rose by more than 100.

Another 102 Covid-19 fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours, while another 20,890 infections were confirmed.

Today's rise in deaths marks the highest increase on a Monday since May 25, when 104 fatalities were recorded.

It brings the country's official death toll to 44,998.

However, separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have now been 59,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

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