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Zero Daily Deaths Announced in UK for First Time

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The UK has announced zero daily Covid deaths within 28 days of a positive test for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

The latest figures also reported another 3,165 new cases, compared with 3,383 on Monday and 2,493 one week ago.

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It comes amid concern over a recent small rise in cases linked to the spread of the variant first identified in India.

Any deaths that happen on Tuesday will be reported in days to come.

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Reports of daily deaths are often lower at weekends and at the start of the week because less counting takes place while statisticians are off – and adding in bank holidays will make this figure less certain still.

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The figure comes as there have been calls to delay easing Covid restrictions in England on 21 June due to warnings of a third wave.

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