Covid: Cases in UK increase for first time in a week as 91 further coronavirus deaths recorded

A further 27,734 coronavirus cases have been recorded in the UK. Credit: PA

Reported daily Covid-19 infections have increased for the first time in a week, with a further 27,734 further cases of coronavirus recorded in the 24 hours to 9am on Wednesday.

The government also reported that a further 91 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19. This brings the UK total to 129,430. Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been more than 154,000 deaths registered in the UK where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate.

England 73 of the UK's coronavirus deaths have been in England, which brings the country's death toll to 113,740. A further 24,367 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in England. The total number of cases since the beginning of the outbreak is now 5,037,630.

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Scotland Scotland has recorded nine deaths of coronavirus patients and 1,179 new cases in the past 24 hours, latest Scottish government figures show. The number of people who have died having first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days is now 7,911. Meanwhile, the total number of cases in Scotland since the beginning of the outbreak is 341,307.

Wales Public Health Wales has reported 588 new cases, bringing the total number of cases in the region to 239,295.

Six new deaths have been reported, which means the death roll is now 5,603. Northern Ireland Three new deaths have been reported in Northern Ireland, while a further 115 people have tested positive for coronavirus.

This brings the death toll in the nation to 2,176 and the total number of cases to 152,696.