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UK records 87,188 more Covid cases and 213 deaths as hospitalisations rise again

The UK recorded 87,188 more Covid-19 cases and another 213 deaths within 28 days of a positive test on Wednesday.

The infections figure is 15 per cent lower than the 102,482 cases posted a week ago, but up on Monday’s 80,830.

The number of people in hospital with the virus reached 19,387 on Tuesday, a rise of 231 on Monday’s total. Covid hospitalisations have now risen over 23 successive days.