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Covid: UK death tolls rises by 185 as 26,628 new cases reported | ITV News

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A further 185 people have died in the UK within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, taking the total since the start of the outbreak to 134,446.

A total of 26,628 cases have been reported in the past 24 hours, meanwhile.

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have now been 159,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.


Cases increased by 19,739 in England, while the death toll increased by 152 to 117,995.


Cases rose by 1,924 in the past 24 hours in Wales, where five new deaths have also been confirmed.


In Scotland, 3,375 new cases have been recorded and the death toll stands at 8,263 after an increase of 21.

Northern Ireland

The Department of Health said: "1,590 positive cases and sadly, seven deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours."

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