UK records more than 68,000 deaths involving Covid

The total number of coronavirus deaths that have now occurred across the UK has exceeded 68,000.

The overall number of deaths involving Covid (those which mention it on the death certificate) has now reached 65,546 across the UK with 59,549 deaths in England and Wales, 4,856 in Scotland and 1,141 in Northern Ireland.

A further 2,567 deaths have since been recorded across the four nations according to government figures which capture deaths known to have taken place within 28 days of a positive Covid test.

This brings the total figure to 68,113.

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