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UK coronavirus death toll rises by 121 up to 36,914

UK coronavirus death toll rises by 121 up to 36,914

A further 121 people in the UK have died with coronavirus, bringing the total to 36,914.

The deaths - which were recorded in the 24-hours to 5pm on Sunday - took place in hospitals, care homes and the wider community.

The increase in deaths announced on Monday is the second-lowest 24-hour increase since March, and while Covid-19 deaths and cases are declining, there is often a lag in the figures reported at the weekends and on bank holidays, meaning they do not always offer a full picture of deaths in the period they are from.

In the 24-hour period up to 9am on Monday, 73,726 tests were carried out or dispatched, with 1,625 positive results.

The Department of Health said "technical difficulties" meant it was unable to provide a figure for the number of people tested in the 24 hours to 9am on Monday.

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