UK records 599 more coronavirus deaths and another 37,535 cases

April Roach
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<p>A patient is pushed on a trolley outside the Royal London Hospital in east London</p> (AP)

A patient is pushed on a trolley outside the Royal London Hospital in east London

(AP)

The UK has recorded a total of nearly 90,000 coronavirus deaths after a further 599 were reported on Monday.

It brings the UK toll of people who have died with 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test to 89,860.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 105,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

As of 9am on Monday, there had been a further 37,535 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, said Public Health England (PHE).

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,433,494.

PHE also revealed a total of 4,062,501 people in the UK have received the first dose of a vaccine.

Nicola Sturgeon has said she is “hopeful” that all adults in Scotland will have been given their first dose of coronavirus vaccine by September.

So far a total of 264,991 Scots have been given their first of the two injections.

A total of 1,429 positive coronavirus tests have been recorded in the past 24 hours, the latest figures show.

Meanwhile in Wales there have been a further 1,332 cases of coronavirus, taking the total number of confirmed infections to 181,493.

Public Health Wales reported another 20 deaths, taking the total in Wales since the start of the pandemic to 4,294.

During a visit to Oxfordshire on Monday, Boris Johnson told reporters: “We’re getting it out as fast as we can, four million done so far, I think we’ve done more than half of the over-80s, half of the people in care homes, the elderly residents of care homes.

“Those groups remain our top priority, they’re an absolute priority for us, but it’s right as more vaccine comes on stream to get it into the arms of the other groups on the JCVI list.”

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