Nearly 19,000 new UK coronavirus cases as deaths rise by 138

The UK has recorded nearly 19,000 new Covid-19 cases and 138 deaths from the virus.

According to the Department of Health, there were a further 18,980 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK on Thursday, a slight dip on the previous day.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 673,622.

A further 138 people have also died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19. This brings the UK total to 43,293.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 58,500 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

On Wednesday the UK recorded almost 20,000 cases with 137 deaths.

Rates remain highest among young people (AFP via Getty Images)

Among 20 to 29-year-olds, the rate was 252.6 cases per 100,000 people in the week to October 11, up from 232.1 in the previous week.

The rate among 10 to 19-year-olds was 245.2 per 100,000, down from 269.8.

By contrast the rate for the 70-79 age group was 54.7, up from 43.3, while for people aged 80 and over it was 76.6, up from 60.9.


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