UK coronavirus cases pass 300,000

# 19:27
27 July 2020

The UK's official coronavirus death toll has risen by seven, the Department of Health said today, APA reports citing Mirror. 

This is the lowest rise since early March, and eight down on the previous lowest daily rise of 15, on Monday, June 22.

The official death toll across all settings is now at 45,759. This includes hospitals, care homes and the community.

There has been a further 685 new cases of coronavirus reported in the last 24 hours and total cases have passed 300,000, now sitting at 300,111 cases in the UK, marking another grim milestone for the nation.

Reported death tolls on Mondays are often lower due to a lag in weekend reporting.

But today's figures continue a trend for lower numbers now Britain is through its first coronavirus peak.