he UK has recorded another 696 coronavirus deaths overnight – the biggest jump since May 5.
Today’s rise in fatalities is 167 higher than last Wednesday’s figure and takes the country’s official Covid-19 death toll to 56,533.
However, separate data published by the Office for National Statistics show there have now been more than 72,000 deaths registered in the UK where the virus was mentioned on the death certificate.
Meanwhile, another 18,213 cases have been confirmed over the past 24 hours.
This brings the total number of cases recorded in the UK since the start of the pandemic to 1,557,007.
Source: Evening Standard Business News