The UK coronavirus death toll has increased by 11 while new cases are have soared well into the thousands once again, the latest official figures released today show. The official death toll across all settings is now at 41,788 in the latest figures from the Department of Health today. On Saturday, the death toll was 27 and new cases soared by 4,422 - the highest number of daily coronavirus cases recorded since May 8 and the highest daily death count since August 8, when 55 UK deaths by coronavirus were reported. It is the highest increase in hospital deaths on a Monday since 12 deaths were announced on July 13. The most hospital deaths announced on a Monday was 697 on April 13, when the UK was in the initial peak of its outbreak.
Source: Standard Digital September 21, 2020 16:21 UTC