The UK's official coronavirus death toll has increased to 41,698 after just 36 more fatalities were reported in 24 hours - the lowest daily rise during the lockdown, APA reports citing The Mirror.
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 a weekend reporting lag.
The previous lockdown low of 55 was announced last Monday.
The daily increase of 36 is the lowest on a Sunday since 35 deaths were reported on March 22, two days before the lockdown began.
On recent Sundays, the toll climbed by 77 on June 7, 115 on May 31, 441 on May 24, 170 on May 17 and 269 on May 10.