UK records 11 daily Covid deaths and 1,712 new cases

There have been another 11 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test in the UK, and 1,712 confirmed new cases.

This figure is among the lowest deaths from the disease since September last year.

Last Monday, the UK recorded four deaths, the lowest number in seven months.

Figures released daily by the Department for Health show that both cases and deaths have dropped significantly from the last high in January.

On January 19 this year, there were 1,361 deaths recorded.

Latest figures also show that 33,666,638 people have received a first dose of a vaccine against Covid-19.

There are currently 1,781 people in hospital, with 243 of them on ventilators.

In total, there have now been 4,404,882 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the UK.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have been 151,000 deaths registered in the UK where the disease was mentioned on the death certificate.

In Scotland, official statistics show one further coronavirus death and 176 new cases in the last 24 hours,.

It means the death toll under the daily measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – is 7,652.

The Scottish Government noted that register offices are generally closed at weekends.

Latest figures published on Sunday said the daily test positivity rate was 1.3%.

There were 93 people in hospital on Saturday with recently confirmed Covid-19, 12 of them in intensive care, according to latest figures.

So far 2,764,607 people in Scotland have received the first dose of a Covid vaccination and 993,180 have received their second dose.

No further deaths of patients who previously tested positive for Covid-19 were notified in Northern Ireland today.

Another 73 people have tested positive for the virus in the last 24-hour reporting period.

On Sunday morning, there were 60 confirmed Covid-19 patients in hospital, five of whom were in ICU.

Public Health Wales reported another three deaths today, bringing the cumulative total to 5,546.

There were another 62 cases, bringing the total in Wales to 211,224.

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