Another 424 people in the UK have died from coronavirus while another 21,672 have been infected.
Health department figures show that the total number of deaths after a positive test has reached 63,082.
Where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, the figure has risen to 73,125.
Statistics show that daily deaths have decreased by 5% compared to the previous seven days.
However, the number of people admitted to the hospital has increased by about 6% compared to last week and the number of people who have tested positive has increased by 17%.
Worrying figures also show the UK’s R number today The latest sign that the country’s coronavirus outbreak is on the rise again.
Sage’s latest estimate puts the critical figure between 0.9 and 1.0 – up from 0.8 and 1.0 last week.
It is the first time in eight weeks that R – which represents the average number of people infected with each Covid-19 positive person – has ticked upwards.
When the figure is above 1, scientists warn that the outbreak could escalate rapidly.
Yesterday Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced all secondary school students in the worst-affected areas Will be able to test for Covid-19.
It includes some boroughs in London, Kent and Essex.
He said the figures show that the virus is growing the fastest in London between the ages of 11-18, while the rate of adults is ‘broadly flat’.
He unveiled the plan amid fears that rising coronavirus rates could plunge London into a pre-Christmas level three.
The tire system replacing the national lockdown on December 2 is ready for its first review on December 16.
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