UK records highest Covid-related death toll since March

By khan Ahmad Darvesh

Britain has reported another 174 coronavirus-related deaths, the very best number of fatalities recorded in the future since 175 were recorded on March 12, consistent with official figures.

The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now counts as 131,854. These figures only include the deaths of individuals who died within 28 days of their first positive test. Another 30,838 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the whole number of coronavirus

cases within the country to six,555,200, Xinhua reported.

Meanwhile, data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) showed on Tuesday that there have been 652 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Britain within the week to August 13, the largest since 800 fatalities were recorded within

the week to March 26.

The latest data arrives as almost 5,000 coronavirus cases in Britain are being suspected to be linked to Boardmasters music and surfing festival in Cornwall, with health officials launching an investigation.

About 4,700 people have reported positive following Boardmasters in Newquay starting this month, with 800 thought to be living in Cornwall, but cases are spread to the whole country.

While the newest figures show a major rise in recent weeks, the quantity of deaths remains far below the height of last winter because of the progress of the vaccine rollout. More than 87 per cent of individuals aged 16 and over in Britain have had their first dose of vaccine and quite 77 per cent have received both doses, the newest figures showed.