Covid: Highest daily reported deaths since early March in UK

Ambulances at Doncaster Royal Infirmary
The UK's death toll has risen to 139,834. Credit: PA

A further 263 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, the highest figure for daily reported deaths since March 3.

The latest deaths, reported by the Department of Health, bring the UK total to 139,834.

The figures are often higher on Tuesdays because of a lag in reporting deaths and cases over the weekend.

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there has now been more than 164,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

The number of cases has also increased by 40,954.

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In England, the death toll rose by 208, with 121,976 new cases also confirmed.


The latest data released by Wales covers a period of 72 hours because of technical issues. Not all cases in this period have been flagged as ‘new’, meaning the true number of new cases reported since Sunday is likely to be little more than 8,000.

Public Health Wales said the overall total has not been affected.

Tuesday’s figures show cases have risen by 5,288 in Wales, while the death toll has gone up by 31 to 6,117.


A further 20 deaths have been reported in Scotland, where the death toll now stands at 9,702.

Covid cases also rose by 2,262.

Northern Ireland

The Department of Health said: “1,124 positive cases and sadly, four deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours.”