The UK has recorded almost 100 daily deaths from Covid-19, the highest figure since the end of March.
On Tuesday the government said 96 more people had died from Covid-19, the last time deaths were so high was on March 24 when 98 deaths were recorded.
The number is also a significant leap from recent days, with the closest being 15 July with 63 deaths recorded.
The new deaths brings the UK total to 128,823.
Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 154,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.The government also said as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 46,558 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK.
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England recorded 82 deaths from Covid-19 on Tuesday and 43,261 new cases.
Scotland recorded 13 new deaths from Covid on Tuesday and 1,604 new cases.
There were 555 new cases of Covid confirmed in Wales on Tuesday but no new deaths.
There was a single death from Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland on Tuesday and 1,138 new cases.