UK records highest number of daily Covid-19 cases in over four months

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Watch: UK cases rise by 10,633

The UK has recorded 11,625 new coronavirus cases, the highest number of daily infections recorded since February 19.

Some 27 deaths within 28 days of a positive covid test have also been recorded. It is the most amount of deaths reported in the daily Government figures since May 5.

Over the past seven days, there have been 91 deaths, a week on week increase of 44.4 per cent.

More than 10,000 cases have now been reported in five of the past six days. Tuesday usually has a higher amount of deaths reported due to lags over the weekend. 

Last Tuesday 10 deaths were reported with 7,763 new cases.

A volunteer adds hearts to the Covid memorial wall in Westminster (PA Wire)
A volunteer adds hearts to the Covid memorial wall in Westminster (PA Wire)

Over the past seven days, 72,401 people had a confirmed positive test result an increase of 34.8 per cent compared to the week.

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 153,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

The latest stats come as double-vaccinated Britons may be given the go-ahead within “weeks” for summer holidays in Mediterranean resorts without having to quarantine on their return, Matt Hancock signalled.

The Health Secretary said he wanted to relax the restrictions on foreign travel, with millions of people still eager to head abroad to “amber” list countries.

“It’s something we are taking clinical advice on and we will have more to say in the weeks to come,” he told Times Radio.

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