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Another 22 die from coronavirus bringing UK death toll to 44,220

The latest figures include deaths in all settings across Britain and today’s rise is one of the lowest on a Sunday since the lockdown began in March.

Earlier today, another 19 coronavirus deaths were announced across UK hospitals.

England reported 18 new hospital deaths amid fresh fears that the easing of the lockdown – including the reopening of pubs – could lead to a surge in cases.

Patients were aged between 54 and 94 years old and all had known underlying health conditions.

Another 516 positive cases were confirmed, taking the total to 285,416

Wales reported one new death. It takes the nation’s total to 1,531.

Nine new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Scotland over the last 24 hours.

Due to a technical issue the Scottish Government is not able to publish figures regarding the number of deaths related to the virus on July 4.

It means the hospital death toll remains at 2,488.

The number of positive cases has risen to 18,296 which is an increase of nine from Saturday’s figures.

A statement on the government website read: “Due to a technical issue, the number of deaths reported on 4 July is not yet available. We will update this as soon as we can.”

Northern Ireland have not yet updated their totals.

It comes as the first night of pubs reopening across England led to carnage on the streets.

Police were called to fights, people getting naked in public and other trouble on “Super Saturday”, with one officer saying it’s “crystal clear is that drunk people can’t/won’t socially distance”.

Worrying scenes of people ignoring social distancing in Soho, central London, and other places have sparked fresh fears of a second wave of Covid-19 and new local lockdowns.

Pictures taken last night show drinkers were determined to make the most of the freedom – even at the expense of their health or, at times, their dignity.

In Leeds, West Yorkshire, one woman is pictured passed out on the wet pavement as two police officers attempt to assess her.

In another picture taken in the city, a woman appears to throw up as a friend holds back her hair.

And, a few young lads seem worse for wear in another photo as they stagger along pavement and rest against structures to keep upright.