The increase in deaths is 18 less than the 83 recorded in the UK seven days ago, as deaths continue to slowly decline.
But the number of infections is up from the 763 reported this time last week, fueling concerns about the resurgence of the virus in a number of cities.
It comes after the number of hospital deaths in the past 24 hours was 15 – a smaller increase than last Wednesday, when 19 hospital deaths were recorded.
The figures are released as a second local lockdown is put in place – this time in Aberdeen after a cluster of at least 54 cases have linked the Hawthorn Bar.
Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the rise in the number of cases heightens fears that the Scottish government “is facing a major outbreak in Aberdeen which could include community transmission”.
A five-mile travel rule has been put in place and residents are being told not to enter other people’s homes.
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All indoor and outdoor hospitality sites were asked to close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
The measures, which apply to the Aberdeen city region, will be backed by government regulations, the prime minister said, and will be enforced if the rules are not followed.
According to the Prime Minister, more than 20 other pubs and restaurants are involved in the cluster and not just the Hawthorn bar.
Devastating statistics show England has the highest excessive death rate in Europe.
Analysis by the Office for National Statistics shows that England has experienced “the longest continuous period of excess mortality of any country”, leading the country to have “the highest levels of excess mortality in Europe for ‘whole period’.
Birmingham had the most additional deaths compared to the 2015-2019 five-year average.
The actual death toll in the UK is believed to be over 10,000 higher than reported by the government, based on death certificates mentioning Covid-19 as the cause and the latest data available.
The toll includes deaths for which Covid-19 has been mentioned on death certificates, including suspected cases, and it also includes more recent hospital deaths.
This is well above the official government toll which only counts confirmed deaths from Covid-19.