UK sees lowest increase in deaths since March

The UK has recorded an additional 288 deaths of people infected in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths resulting from the covid-19 pandemic to 28,734, Health Minister Matt Hancock announced today.

“This number [variação diária] is the lowest since the end of March, but these numbers tend to be lower over the weekend, so we are expecting it to go up [nos próximos dias]”, He warned.

3,985 new cases of contagion were also identified, for 190,584, added Hancock, who said 13,258 people remain hospitalized.

Data on the deaths were collected until 17:00 the day before, but the number of tests includes those carried out until 09:00 today.

Since last week, this balance has included deaths outside hospitals, such as nursing homes.

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