/Coronavirus UK: Another 36 dead from Covid-19

Coronavirus UK: Another 36 dead from Covid-19

An ambulance is restocked with medical supplies and equipment in Portsmouth (Picture: Leon Neal – Pool/Getty Images)

Another 36 people in the UK have lost their lives after testing positive for coronavirus.

Today’s announcement from the Department for Health and Social care brings the national death toll to 43,550.

Figures from the Government include fatalities in all settings including care homes and the wider community.

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic a total of 311,151 people have tested positive for the virus.

As of 9am today 9,195,132 tests have been carried out, 127,709 of which were carried out yesterday.

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Nicola Sturgeon said she feels ‘enormous’ relief after no new coronavirus deaths were recorded in Scotland for a third day running.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - JUNE 26: First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon wears a Tartan face mask as she visits New Look at Ford Kinaird Retail Park on June 26, 2020 in Edinburgh,Scotland. The First Minister viewed some of the changes in shops ahead of the gradual re-opening of retailers on Monday. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Scotland has recorded no new coronavirus deaths for the third day running (Picture: WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The total number of people who have died under the measurement in Scotland remains at 2,482, unchanged from Friday.

Eight more people tested positive for the virus and 452 people are in Scottish hospitals with confirmed or suspected cases. There were five people in intensive care with confirmed cases of Covid-19 and eight with suspected cases.

The First Minister said it was vital that people continued to follow the rules as the figures improved.

She tweeted: ‘Three days in a row with no registered Covid deaths in Scotland. The sense of relief that I – & I’m sure all of us – feel as these numbers fall is enormous.

‘But it’s coupled with an anxiety that we do all we can to keep Covid under control. So please follow the rules and #StaySafe.’

As the rate of infections and deaths continues to fall, the UK is just days away from the biggest easing of lockdown rules in England since the outbreak began.

Pubs, restaurants, cinemas, museums and hairdressers have been given the all-clear to re-open on Saturday, July 4, provided they can prove they are ‘Covid-secure’ and follow strict guidelines.

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