Covid: UK records more than 44,000 new cases and 73 further deaths

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A further 73 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday, bringing the UK total to 128,896.

As of 9am, there were also another 44,104 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

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.

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Government data shows that 63 more people in England have died of coronavirus, bringing the country's death toll to 113,320.

A further 39,504 people have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases in England to 4,851,264.


Scotland has recorded seven new deaths of coronavirus patients and 1,686 new cases in the past 24 hours, the latest Scottish government figures show.


Public Health Wales has reported 941 new cases. This takes the total number of cases in the nation to 234,168.

One new death has been reported and the death roll has risen to 5,590.

Northern Ireland

Two new deaths have been reported in Northern Ireland, with a further 1,973 people having tested positive for coronavirus.

The total number of cases in the nation is now 143,433.