It is the lowest rise on a Saturday since 56 deaths were announced on March 21, two days before the UK went into lockdown.
Britain’s total, which is now the third highest in the world behind only Brazil and the US, now stands at 42,589 in all settings, including care homes.
The total number of people to have died from the deadly Covid-19 virus – the third highest in the world behind only the US and Brazil – now stands at 42,589 in all settings, including care homes
England reported 71 new deaths, Scotland recorded two, while there were also one each in Wales and Northern Ireland as the country’s hospital total climbed to 32,785.
The UK has experienced its lowest rise in coronavirus deaths for a Saturday since the lockdown began, as the death toll increased by 128.
The news comes as 75 new hospital deaths were confirmed which was also the lowest rise on a Saturday since the lockdown began in late March.
Saturday’s figures were announced after Chancellor Rishi Sunak dropped a major hint that England’s two-metre social distancing rule will be relaxed soon.
The highest increase on a Saturday was 917 on April 11 when the UK was in the deadliest days of its outbreak.
On recent Saturdays, the daily hospital death increases were 80 on June 13, 92 on June 6, 183 on May 30, 180 on May 23 and 244 on May 16.
England’s latest victims were aged between 41 and 95 years old. One patient, aged 68, had no known underlying health conditions.
NHS England announced 71 hospital deaths, taking its total to 28,292.
The Chancellor said the Prime Minister’s review “will make an enormous difference” to businesses.
The South West was the only region to report no deaths in the latest figures.
The number of deaths by region were as follows:
– North West: 16
– Midlands: 21
– South East: 10
– North East and Yorkshire: 8
– East: 10