More than 1,300 coronavirus deaths have been confirmed as the UK recorded its highest daily death toll since the pandemic began.
The government said an additional 1,325 people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Friday (Jan. 8) – the highest number of deaths in the UK reported in a single day since the outbreak began.
It brings the UK to 79,833 total.
The numbers continue to be affected by a delay in the release of the latest data and will include some deaths that have just occurred over the Christmas and New Years period that have just been reported.
Separate figures released by the UK’s statistical agencies for deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on death certificate, as well as additional data on deaths that have occurred in the past few days, show that there are now 95,000 deaths with Covid-19 in gave the USA UNITED KINGDOM.
The government also said there had been an additional 68,053 laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK as of 9 a.m. on Friday.
The total number of cases in the UK is 2,957,472.
An additional 715 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 54,445, NHS England said on Friday.
The deaths were between December 15th and January 7th.
40 more deaths have been reported without a positive Covid-19 test result.
There were an additional 2,487 cases of coronavirus in Wales, bringing the total confirmed cases to 165,721.
Public Health Wales reported another 56 deaths, bringing the number in Wales to 3,857 since the pandemic began.