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UK reports 434 fatalities; lowest single day toll in a week


A coronavirus illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US. (File photo: Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via Reuters)
A coronavirus illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US. (File photo: Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via Reuters)

THE UK has reported 434 fatalities in a day, the lowest toll in almost a week.  The worst day so far was April 4, when UK reported 708 deaths.

On Sunday, the total fatalities were 621. Monday’s (6) figure represents a 30 per cent drop from the day before.

The daily death count has fallen for the second day in a row and was the lowest it has been since March 31, when it was 381.

As many as 5,368 people had died in UK due to COVID-19 pandemic.

England, Scotland and Wales have declared 434 more deaths caused by the coronavirus on Monday.

NHS England revealed 403 more deaths of people aged between 35 and 106, 15 of whom had been healthy

Scotland and Wales independently counted 31 deaths and 557 cases.

Scotland has declared 255 new positive tests and just four new deaths, taking its totals to 222 and 3,961.

Wales declared a further 302 cases and 27 more deaths, meaning it has now had 3,499 positive tests and 193 people have died.

The majority of the deaths happened in London again, with a total of 129, followed by 75 in the Midlands, 67 in the North East and Yorkshire, 44 in the East of England, 43 in the North West, 27 in the South West and 18 in the South East.