Another three people die from coronavirus bringing UK death toll to 41,369

The UK’s official coronavirus death toll has risen to 41,369 after another three people died.

New Government figures also show there have been a further 713 cases of the virus detected in the past 24 hours. The total number of confirmed cases overall now stands at 319,197.

Figures are announced daily by Public Health England, which cover deaths in all settings including care homes and the wider community.

NHS England has also announced that a further five people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital. This brings the total number of confirmed reported hospital deaths in England to 29,465.

In Scotland, the latest Covid-19 figures show 19,407 people have tested positive for the virus, up 49 from the day before, including clusters in Aberdeen, Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Lanarkshire and Tayside.

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However, there have been no new deaths in over a month.

Wales also recorded no coronavirus deaths yesterday, the second day in a row. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Wales has risen by 24 to bring the total to 17,599.

It comes as England and Wales experienced the lowest number of weekly coronavirus deaths since lockdown began, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Statistics show there were 8,845 deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending August 7 – the eighth week in a row deaths were lower than the five-year average.

Just 152 (1.7%) of those deaths were caused by coronavirus, down 21.2% on the week before, the ONS said.

The figure represents the lowest number of deaths involving Covid-19 since the week ending March 20 – three days before the UK entered lockdown.

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