UK records highest daily Covid death toll since early March

Britain: According to official figures released by the UK government Tuesday, it is said that the United Kingdom reported another 223 Covid-related deaths, the highest number of fatalities recorded in one day since 231 were recorded on March 9.  Another 43,738 people in the UK have tested positive for Covid-19 as the country recorded over 40,000 Covid cases on the seventh straight day. It brought the total number of Covid cases in the country to 8,541,192. There are currently 7,749 patients in hospital with Covid-19.

The total number of Covid-related deaths in Britain now stands at 138,852. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test, as per reports.

The latest data comes after the country reported 49,156 cases of Covid-19 on Monday, marking the largest daily rise since lockdown rules ended in England three months ago. The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's official spokesperson said Downing Street was keeping a "very close watch" on the latest statistics, but suggested case rates, hospitalisations and deaths were "still broadly in line with" government modelling as the UK has lifted most Covid restrictions.

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