Covid cases highest since July: Surge to 45,140 in 24hours – with 57 more deaths

According to latest Government figures, there have been 45,140 new cases of the virus and 57-related deaths over the last 24 hours. The total number of people who had within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 has risen to 138,584.

This marks the fifth consecutive day the number of positive tests across the country has exceeded 40,000.

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 163,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Government data up to October 16 shows that of the 94,756,683 Covid jabs given in the UK, 49,398,211 were first doses, a rise of 23,706 on the previous day.

Some 45,358,472 were second doses, an increase of 32,983.

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