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NEWLY REPORTED COVID-19 CASES IN LAST 24 HOURS (6.13.2021, 3:01pm CEST, WHO):   U.S. 12,354    India 80,834    Brazil 85,149    France 3,604    Turkey 6,076    Russia 14,723    The United Kingdom 7,550    Italy 1,722    Argentina 26,934    Germany 1,489    Columbia 29,570    Iran 7,444    Mexico 3,282    Peru 2,799    Indonesia 7,465    South Africa 9,319    The Netherlands 1,265    Chile 7,573    Canada 1,442    Philippines 8,027    Iraq 3,831    Pakistan 1,194    Bangladesh 1,637    Japan 1,982    Malaysia 5,793    Nepal 2,382    United Arab Emirates 2,123    Saudi Arabia 1,077    Bolivia 3,244    Paraguay 2,698    Tunisia 2,228    Costa Rica 1,852    Uruguay 3,457    Kuwait 1,437    Dominican Republic 1,149    Honduras 1,400    Sri Lanka 2,354    Thailand 2,804    Cuba 1,372    Zambia 2,358    Afghanistan 1,121    Mongolia 1,792    Namibia 1,399    Uganda 1,735    China 288    Singapore 18    New Zealand 6    Australia 8    South Korea 452   

UK records highest daily coronavirus death toll in over four months

Christian Fernsby |
The coronavirus related deaths in Britain rose by 241 to 43,967, the highest daily death toll since June, according to official figures released Tuesday.

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The latest death toll brought the total number of people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus to 43,967, the official figures revealed.

Meanwhile, another 21,331 people in Britain have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 762,542, the data showed.

"The trend in deaths is rising sharply," Yvonne Doyle, medical director of Public Health England, told Sky News. "Tragically we know that older people and those with underlying health conditions tend to suffer more if they become unwell."

"We all have a responsibility to follow the restrictions to help stop the virus spreading to those who are at greater risk," Doyle said.

Coronavirus-related weekly deaths have risen to their highest level in England and Wales since the beginning of July, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

A total of 438 deaths were registered in the week ending Oct. 9 with coronavirus mentioned on the death certificate, up from 321 deaths in the week to Oct. 2, according to the ONS.

To bring life back to normal, countries, such as Britain, China, Russia and the United States, are racing against time to develop coronavirus vaccines.

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