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Number of deaths involving Covid-19 in UK tops 100,000 as more than 1,500 recorded in last 24 hours

direct to your inboxMore than 1,500 coronavirus deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours for the first time in the UK.Today's number of daily reported deaths hit 1,564, which takes the total number of deaths involving Covid-19 to more than 100,000.It is the highest number of UK deaths reported on a single day since the outbreak began, after the previous highest daily toll of 1,325 was recorded on Friday.Dr Yvonne Doyle, medical director at Public Health England, said there had now been more deaths in the second wave than in the first - but did not provide any definition of either time period.Commenting on today's figures she said: “With each passing day, more and more people are tragically losing their lives to this terrible virus,.

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