The UK has recorded the bottom variety of day by day coronavirus deaths since earlier than nationwide lockdown measures have been launched.
After the figures have been launched, Well being Secretary Matt Hancock tweeted: “Yesterday, throughout the UK, solely 36 deaths have been recorded with coronavirus – the bottom since 21 March.
“We’re successful the battle in opposition to this horrible illness.”
The official whole of UK deaths throughout all settings now stands at 41,698.
In accordance with the Division for Well being and Social Care, greater than 6.7 million coronavirus checks had been carried out within the UK as of 9am on Sunday – with 144,865 carried out on Saturday.
Nevertheless, figures are nonetheless not being made out there for what number of particular person folks have been examined.
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In whole, 295,889 folks have examined optimistic for coronavirus within the UK, though the precise variety of folks to have contracted the illness is more likely to be a lot larger.
Because the starting of the coronavirus pandemic, there have been greater than 63,000 extra deaths within the UK, in accordance with figures from the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics.
Of these, slightly below 50,200 have been linked to COVID-19.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced lockdown measures within the UK on 23 March, and a few restrictions have since been eased.