More than 57,400 deaths involving coronavirus have now been registered in the UK, new figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
However, data released today also found that weekly deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales have dropped to the lowest number since mid-March .
Meanwhile, deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam has said coronavirus must be taken very seriously again or the UK will face “a bumpy ride over the next few months”.
“Matt Hancock tells LBC it is “looking up” that there will be approval of a Covid-19 vaccine”
It comes after a further 2,948 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus were recorded in the UK as of 9am on Monday.
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