/UK coronavirus death toll grows by 100 in a day – but rise is lowest Saturday total since March

UK coronavirus death toll grows by 100 in a day – but rise is lowest Saturday total since March

CORONAVIRUS deaths in the UK today rose to 43,514 after 100 more died – the lowest Saturday since before lockdown.

Positive cases also dipped below 1,000 today – with 890 more infected, bringing the total to 310,250.

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The death toll has continued to rise


The death toll has continued to riseCredit: PA:Press Association


Today’s figure is the lowest on a Saturday since before lockdown when 56 were killed on March 21.

Last Saturday, the daily coronavirus death rate for the UK was 130.

The figures are lower at the weekend due to a lag in reporting and will rise again from the start of next week.

In England today, there were 78 more deaths – bringing the total number in the country to 28,635.

It comes as…

NHS England revealed the latest victims were aged between 56 and 97 – with two having no underlying health conditions.

No new deaths were announced in Scotland today for the second day running, with the death toll remaining at 2,482.

In Wales, five more deaths have been recorded – bringing the total to 1,502.

While in Northern Ireland, one more person has died – with their total death toll now at 549.


Yesterday, 186 more died from the disease and another 1,006 people tested positive for the bug.

It comes after Brits tired of the lockdown measures flocked to beaches and parks during a 33C heatwave this week.

But experts have warned the infection rates have stopped falling for the first time in months due to people starting to meet up again.

And there are fears it could cause an extra 30,000 deaths from the bug.

Meanwhile all of Europe is poised to be opened up to summer-holiday Brits under a “traffic light” ranking system of other countries’ coronavirus risk.

“Green” and “amber” nations will no longer require returning travellers to face a 14-day quarantine.

The Sun has learned the two colours cover every Europe nation — allowing sunseekers to fly off to favourite hotspots Spain, Greece and France.

Only those flying to “red” countries — Covid hotspots such as the USBrazil and India — will self-isolate on return.

The move unofficially signals an end to the idea of “air bridges” between our closest nations who already allow Brits in without quarantine.

The measures could come in on July 6 — two days after other lockdown limits are lifted, on “Super Saturday” July 4.

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