The number of coronavirus cases in the UK has passed the grim death toll of 400,000 as new infections rise by nearly 5,000.
As of Tuesday, the Government said that the total number of cases now stand at 403,551. It comes as a further 4,926 cases of coronavirus in the UK have been lab-confirmed. This is the highest daily jump since May 7.
The Government’s official figures also show a further 37 people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday.
This brings the UK total to 41,825.
Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 57,500 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
The figures differ from those released individually by devolved authorities.
Confirmed coronavirus cases in Scotland have risen by 383 in the past 24 hours, the Scottish Government said on Tuesday.
A total of 25,009 people have now tested positive in Scotland.
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This is 7.6 per cent of newly-tested individuals, up from 6.3 per cent on Monday.
One new death of a confirmed patient has been recorded and the death toll under this measure is now at 2,506.
Of the new cases, 181 are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 92 in Lanarkshire and 51 in Lothian.
There are 73 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, the same as Monday.
Of these patients, 10 were in intensive care, a rise of two.
In Wales, there have been a further 281 cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 21,159.
Public Health Wales said no further deaths had been reported, with the total number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic remaining at 1,603.
Figures from England and Northern Ireland are yet to be released.
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