Coronavirus in numbers: UK death total rises by four
The Government said a further four people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday, bringing the UK total to 127,679.Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have been 152,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.The Government also said that, as of 9am on Saturday, there had been a further 1,926 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.It brings the total to 4,450,777.
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Next month’s British Grand Prix will take place in front of a capacity 140,000 crowd, Silverstone has confirmed. The announcement – which follows months of tense discussions between the Government and Silverstone – paves the way for the biggest UK crowd since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The grand prix takes place just one day before the mooted end of coronavirus restrictions in England on July 19, and Silverstone bosses will be allowed to sell out for the entire July 16-18 weekend.
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Boris Johnson has said there is “hope for travel”, with a “real prospect” of opening up the industry for people who have received both Covid vaccines this summer. However the prime minister also warned that it will be a “more difficult summer to take a holiday”. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Government said that, as of 9am on Saturday, there had been a further 10,321 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK.The Government also said a further 14 people had died within 28 days of testing..
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