UK Covid death toll rises by 52 in lowest daily increase since October

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The UK’s Covid-19 death toll has risen by 52 – the lowest daily increase since October.

It brings the total number of coronavirus fatalities to 125,516 since the start of the pandemic – the fifth highest in the world.

Figures released this afternoon reveal a 31 per cent week-on-week fall in Covid deaths, with 1,105 lives lost to the virus since last Sunday.

Today’s number is the lowest daily increase since October 12, when 50 deaths were announced by the Department of Health.

It is down from 82 last Sunday, and 144 a fortnight ago.

There were a further 4,618 new cases, the latest figures show.



The number of Covid deaths remain high, but are falling sharply (file image)

In the past seven days 39,918 people have tested positive for coronavirus – down more than 2,000 compared to the week before.

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