Coronavirus: UK shows highest number of daily COVID deaths since June and more than 21,000 new cases | UK News


The UK has recorded 21,331 more cases of COVID-19 – up from 18,804 yesterday, according to official government figures.

There were also 241 other deaths within 28 days of a coronavirus test, triple the number displayed on Monday when 80 have been registered.

This is the highest number of daily deaths since 258 were reported on June 5, but there is often a delay in reporting deaths over a weekend – causing a spike earlier in the week.

The last digits are the total number of COVID-19[feminine[feminine UK cases at 762,542 and the total number of deaths at 43,967.

Commenting on the latest increase in reported deaths, Dr Yvonne Doyle, Medical Director of Public Health England, said: “The trend of deaths is on the rise.

“Tragically, we know that the elderly and those with underlying health conditions tend to suffer more when they are unwell.

“We all have a responsibility to follow the restrictions to help prevent the virus from spreading to those at greatest risk.

“The measures across the country are there to reduce the transmission of the virus, which is why it is essential that we follow them all.

“We know the easiest and best way to protect each other is to wash your hands regularly, wear a face cover when needed and save space.

Separate figures released by UK statistical agencies show that there have now been 59,000 recorded deaths in the UK where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

According to figures from NHS England released on Tuesday, 134 people who tested positive for the coronavirus have died in hospital, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 31,181.

The patients ranged from 36 to 100 years old. All but six, aged 68 to 91, had known underlying health issues.

The deaths took place between October 13 and 19. Five other deaths have been reported without a positive COVID-19 test result.

Public Health Wales said 10 more deaths had been reported, with the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic rose to 1,722.

The figures from the Office for National Statistics show that weekly coronavirus-related deaths reached their highest level in England and Wales since early July.

A total of 438 deaths were recorded during the week ending October 9 with COVID-19 mentioned on the death certificate.

That’s 321 deaths in the week to October 2.

The 117 additional deaths mark a 36% increase in deaths from the previous week.


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