News | Published June 09 2020

Covid-19: UK daily death toll falls to lowest level since pre-lockdown days

The UK has recorded its lowest daily increase in the number of deaths linked to Covid-19 since before the lockdown came into force on March 23, after 55 people died in the 24 hours leading up to 17:00 BST on Sunday.

Meanwhile, there were just three deaths recorded in Wales, and Scotland and Northern Ireland declared two consecutive days of no recorded Covid-19 deaths.

It should be noted that data lags do often mean that lower numbers of deaths are reported over the weekend, and NHS England has said that a “small number” of deceased who passed away over the weekend will be added to the reckoning over the coming days.

Yet, London hospitals have also reached a two-day milestone of having no new Covid-19 deaths.

Government figures now show the total number of coronavirus deaths in the UK as being at 40,597.

There were 1,205 new cases of Covid-19 reported in the UK on Monday, which is the lowest recorded number since the lockdown began.

The news has prompted Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon to hint that lockdown restrictions in the country could be lifted further from June 18, but vulnerable individuals who have been self-isolating have been instructed to continue their shielding until the end of July.

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Alexander Bridge-Wilkinson
Junior Editor
June 09 2020

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