UK records 343 more Covid-19 deaths and 6,391 infections

Leah Sinclair
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 ( Evening Standard)
( Evening Standard)

The Government said a further 343 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the UK total to 123,296.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 144,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 6,391 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

It brings the total to 4,188,400.

Government data up to March 1 also shows that of the 21,322,717 jabs given in the UK so far, 20,478,619 were first doses - a rise of 203,168 on the previous day.

Some 844,098 were second doses, an increase of 28,282 on figures released the previous day.

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