The number of deaths from coronaviruses in the UK increases by only 36 in the smallest increase during lockout


The official death toll from coronavirus in the UK has risen to 41,698 after just 36 additional deaths reported in 24 hours – the smallest daily increase during isolation. However, the low figure should be treated with some caution as many deaths on Saturdays and Sundays are not counted until Tuesday at the earliest due to late reporting on weekends.

The lowest 55-year lockout precedent was announced last Monday.

The daily increase of 36 is the smallest on a Sunday since 35 deaths were reported on March 22, two days before the onset of isolation.

In recent Sundays, the balance sheet has increased by 77 on June 7, 115 on May 31, 441 on May 24, 170 on May 17 and 269 on May 10.

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The largest increase on a Sunday occurred on April 12, when 686 deaths were announced at the height of the epidemic.

The Department of Health and Social Affairs (DHSC) said 41,698 people had died in hospitals, nursing homes and the wider community after testing positive for the coronavirus in the UK at 5 p.m. Saturday, in up 36 from 41,662 the day before.

Government figures do not include all deaths involving Covid-19 across the United Kingdom, which are said to have exceeded 52,000.

The DHSC also said that in the 24 hours until 9:00 am Sunday, 144,865 tests have been completed or sent, with 1,514 positive results.

Deaths in UK hospitals so far: 32,387

Deaths in all contexts: 41,698

(The two figures above count all people who have had a positive test result confirmed by a public health laboratory or the NHS in the UK)

Total number of deaths registered to date: 46,421

(This is the number of deaths recorded in England and Wales where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate)

Excessive deaths (March 21 to May 31): 63,596

(The number of deaths in England and Wales above the average amount, but not necessarily caused by Covid-19)

Sources: and ONS

A total of 6,772,602 tests were performed and 295,889 cases were confirmed positive.

The number of people tested was “temporarily suspended to ensure consistency of reporting” for all test methods.

Earlier, the number of deaths in hospitals in the UK jumped 31, the smallest increase from a day during the lockout.

NHS England has announced 27 more deaths at the hospital, bringing the country’s total to 27,954.

The last victims were between 50 and 101 years old.

Two patients (ages 77 to 96) had no known underlying health conditions.

Wales Public Health said three more people had died after testing positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 1,444, while the total number of cases increased from 39 to 14,742.

In Scotland, a total of 2,448 patients died after being tested positive for the coronavirus, up 1 from 2,447 on Saturday.

New statistics show that 15,755 people tested positive for the virus north of the border, up 25 from 15,730 the day before.

There are 964 people hospitalized with Covid-19 confirmed or suspected, a decrease from 19 in 24 hours.

Among these patients, 15 were in intensive care, five fewer than the day before.

Northern Ireland did not report any new deaths on Sunday.

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Non-essential retail stores in England like Newcastle are expected to reopen on Monday

No new coronavirus-related deaths were recorded in Northern Ireland for four consecutive days earlier this week, while two deaths were reported on Saturday. The total is 541.

Seven new confirmed cases of the virus were reported on Sunday, bringing the total to 4,848 since the start of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson said the drop in coronavirus cases has given the government “more leeway” to relax the two-meter social distance rule.

The government appears to want to abolish the rule before schools open in September.

The Prime Minister, who ordered a “complete” review of the regulations in England, said “probably” that less than one in 1,000 people is now infected with the virus, which means that the chances of coming into contact with a infected person were more and more distant.

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Workers wear masks when adjusting a mannequin in a Zara store in London

The move comes as non-essential stores in England prepare to open their doors to customers on Monday for the first time since the foreclosure was imposed in March.

Speaking during a visit to Westfield shopping center in east London to highlight the reopenings, Johnson said people should be able to “shop with confidence” when they returned to the main street. .

As official figures show the economy fell by a fifth in April, ministers are desperately seeking to revive economic activity amid warnings of further large-scale job cuts.

Ministers are under intense pressure from Conservative MPs who believe that easing the two-meter rule is crucial for the next phase of the reopening, including pubs and restaurants, scheduled for early July.

Johnson said they are constantly examining the evidence to see when it is safe to do so.

“As we decrease the numbers, it becomes one in a thousand, one in 1,600, maybe less, your chances of being two meters, a meter or even a foot away from someone who has the virus obviously decrease statistically, so you’re starting to build some extra wiggle room and we’re going to look at that, “he said.

Scientists advising the government, including England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, have already shown reluctance to see a release as the Covid-19 epidemic continues.

As appeared during the Sunday morning talks, Chancellor Rishi Sunak said, however, that it is up to elected officials to make the final decisions.

He told the BBC1’s Andrew Marr Show: “Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance (the government’s chief scientific advisor) throughout have provided advice to ministers.”

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“In the end, it is for the ministers. We are the people who are elected to make decisions in this country.

“People should hold us accountable and responsible for making these decisions. ”

Johnson said he did not know whether to expect “a flood or a net” when the stores reopened, but hoped that people would return in “reasonable” numbers.

“I am very optimistic about the opening that will happen tomorrow,” he said.

“I think people should shop with confidence, but of course they have to respect the rules of social isolation and do it in the safest way possible. ”

The move comes amid fears of a new wave of job losses as the government begins to end the leave scheme that has seen the state pay the wages of more than eight million workers.

Sunak acknowledged that further layoffs are inevitable and said he stressed the importance of reviving the economy.

“We mainly have to reopen our economy slowly and safely.

“This is the most important thing in trying to save as many jobs as possible,” he told The Andrew Marr Show.

“There are going to be difficulties ahead.

“People will lose their jobs. “

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Meanwhile, the ministers have faced further criticism for their failure to reopen more schools in England, with most of the students expected to stay at home until September.

England’s Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield said they risk violating children’s fundamental right to education.

“It took 200 years of campaigning to bring children to class, ensuring that education was a basic right for all children,” she told the Observer.

“We seem ready for the first time to let this departure be reversed. And I think it’s a very, very dangerous place. ”

Sunak said that children were not in school every day was a “tragedy” but insisted that the government had taken a “reasonable and measured” approach.

This week, the ministers will redouble their efforts to bring more schoolchildren into classrooms before the summer vacation.

Currently, primary schools in England, which closed after the coronavirus closed in March, are opening their doors to first and sixth grade students.

However, the ministers will reaffirm this week that schools can accommodate children of other age groups provided they have the capacity to do so safely.

Source # 10 told PA that Johnson was “fully aware” of the impact of the extended closure on students and was working with Education Secretary Gavin Williamson on a major “catch-up” plan .


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