Another 598 people die from coronavirus with 20,051 new cases announced

The Government said a further 598 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the UK total to 52,745.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 68,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 20,051 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 1,410,732.

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The Department for Health updated the latest figures this evening, saying the latest R number is estimated at 1 to 1.2.

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