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Nearly 50,000 new cases in UK as hospitalisations rise

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A further 48,553 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed across the UK today, as case numbers continue to rise ahead of the lifting of most restrictions in England this Monday.

A further 63 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of today, the highest day-on-day rise since March 26.

It brings the UK total to 128,593. Two regions of England are recording their highest rate of new Covid-19 cases since comparable figures began in summer 2020, when mass testing was first introduced across the UK.

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