UK coronavirus death toll rises by 31 with 11,625 new cases amid hints of winter lockdown

UK coronavirus death toll rises by 31 with 11,625 new cases amid hints of winter lockdown
# 22 June 2021 19:42 (UTC +04:00)

The Government said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 11,625 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK, APA reports citing Birminghammail.

The Government also said a further 27 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the UK total to 128,008.

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 153,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Scotland has recorded four new coronavirus deaths and 2,167 new cases in the past 24 hours, according to latest figures.

It means the death toll under this daily measure - of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days - is now 7,696.

The daily test positivity rate has jumped to 9.1%, up from 7.2% the previous day, according to figures published by the Scottish Government on Tuesday.

Public Health Scotland said there were approximately 15 additional cases in NHS Grampian due to delayed reporting.

So far 3,664,571 people have received the first dose of a Covid vaccination and 2,602,753 have received their second dose.

There have been an additional 187 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland.

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