Fifteen other people died from coronavirus the second weekend since pubs, bars and restaurants opened their doors to tired revelers.
The 15 deaths are in England, no death has been reported in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, according to preliminary figures.
This brings the total number of deaths in Britain to 44,813, but it is likely to be much higher once the number of deaths in retirement homes is published.
Figures rSunday releases are generally smaller due to a delay in processing the weekend.
Fifteen others died of coronavirus the second weekend since pubs, bars and restaurants opened their doors to tired revelers
Prime Minister Boris Johnson (photo) released a rallying cry “Return and work if you can” to boost the economy on Friday
With no deaths in Wales – the total number of coronavirus cases has increased from only 16 to 15,962.
No new coronavirus deaths have been reported in Scotland either, marking the fourth consecutive day without death.
Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon praised the figures and wrote on Twitter: “Another day yesterday with no recorded deaths of people who tested positive for COVID-19.
“New cases, however – 12 more than yesterday. We can expect to see daily variations – but like Friday, they’re under close scrutiny. And it is a reminder that the virus has not disappeared.
The latest figures show that 18,359 people tested positive for the virus in Scotland, up from 19 against 18,340 the day before.
Michael Gove told Sky News that it is crucial to “revive the economic engines” as the country emerges from the lockdown
Current locking guidelines state that people in the UK should avoid public transport as much as possible, which would result in empty cars
Yesterday, 148 deaths from Covid-19 were reported in just 24 hours in the UK – more than double last Saturday – three weeks after stores were allowed to reopen during the first major lockdown easing.
The figure was more than double that of 67 people who died from the virus the previous week and more than triple that of Friday, bringing the total number of deaths to 44,798.
Today’s figures come as Michael Gove begged the British to return to their offices amid fears of an impending bloodbath on the main street.
The Minister of Cabinet stressed that it is crucial to “revive the economic engines” as the country emerges from isolation.
UK government should ease restrictions on public transport, such as buses, to encourage more people to return to work
The call came as the government prepares to ease restrictions on public transportation in an attempt to encourage the public to leave their homes.
It is feared that the collapse of the “lunch economy” would another blow to the fortunes of the main street, with warnings that 250,000 jobs could be threatened.
Echoing a rallying cry from Boris Johnson on Friday, Mr. Gove told Sky News today: “We want to see more people at work in the office workshop where they can be. “
A national survey found that only 12% of people wanted life back to the “old normal,” while about 60% still feel uncomfortable using public transportation.