UK coronavirus: official death toll rises by 36 in lowest increase since lockdown began


The UK’s daily coronavirus death toll is today at 36 – its lowest since lockdown began.

A total of 41,698 people have died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Saturday, The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has said.

This is an increase of 36 from 41,662 the day before. On March 21, the day the UK went into lockdown, the death toll rose by 35, making today’s figures the lowest since lockdown began.

The DHSC also said in the 24-hour period up to 9am on Sunday, 144,865 tests were carried out or dispatched, with 1,514 positive results. US SPREAD GOOD NEWS!

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