A further 27 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, the government said. The increase brings the UK death toll to 128,008. Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 153,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. The government also said that there has been a further 11,625 lab-confirmed cases in the UK. The number of cases confirmed since the beginning of the outbreak is now 4,651,988.
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England 23 of the new Covid-related deaths reported in the UK were in England, bringing the nation's death toll to 112,585. Meanwhile, 9,096 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 4,053,782. Northern Ireland In Northern Ireland, no further deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, which means the death toll remains at 2,155. Cases in the nation increased by 187 and the total number of positive tests since the start of the pandemic is now 125,084.
Wales There have been a further 175 cases of coronavirus in Wales, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 215,380. Public Health Wales reported no further deaths. The total in the country since the start of the pandemic remains at 5,572. Scotland There were four new Covid deaths reported in Scotland, which has a death toll of 7,696. The total number of cases in the nation rose by 221 to 222,382.