Lowest number of daily Covid deaths for six months

The lowest number of new Covid-19 deaths in nearly six months was announced today.

The government said an additional 17 people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Monday – the lowest daily number since September 28.

It brings the UK to a total of 126,172.

Separate figures released by the UK statistical authorities for deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, as well as additional data on deaths that have occurred in the past few days, show that there are now 149,000 deaths from Covid-19 in the UK. 19 gave.

The government also said there had been an additional 5,342 laboratory-confirmed cases in the UK as of 9:00 a.m. on Monday.

It brings the total to 4,301,925.

The latest figures came out as Health Secretary Matt Hancock thanked those involved in the vaccine rollout after the total number of doses administered exceeded 30 million.

He said on Twitter: “There are now over 30 MILLION vaccines shipped across the UK. The launch of the vaccines shows the best of the UK – THANK YOU to the team involved.”

Mr Hancock also said 1.8 million Covid tests were “delivered” yesterday.

“Mass tests are an important tool in our fight against COVID-19,” tweeted the health minister.

“Fantastic work by the test team, which carried out over 1.8 MILLION tests yesterday. An enormous team effort.

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