Covid: UK records more than 37,000 new daily coronavirus cases and another 214 deaths

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A further 37,269 people have tested positive for Covid-19 across the UK, the government has said.

According to the Department of Health's latest figures, in the 24 hours to 9am on Thursday, another 214 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus. The figures reported on Thursday bring the UK's overall death toll since the start of the outbreak to 141,395.

They come a day after a study suggested the overall rates of Covid-19 in England are higher than they have ever been, driven by infection in children aged five to 12, and those aged 13 to 17.

Researchers, who have been collecting data since May 2020, suggest the prevalence observed among the younger age group was 5.85%, while in the older bracket it was 5.75%.

Across England it was 1.72%, compared with 0.83% in September 2021.

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Another 30,166 positive cases were recorded and a further 152 people died with the virus in England, bringing the overall death toll to 123,215.


Wales' death tally rose by 17 to 6,201 and there were 2,799 new cases reported.


Thirty-three new deaths were reported in Scotland, meaning its death tally has risen to 9,242, while another 2,823 cases were recorded.

Northern Ireland

Another 12 deaths were recorded in Northern Ireland, bringing the nation's overall death toll to 2,737. A further 1,481 positive cases were reported.