UK coronavirus death toll reaches 43,550 after 36 more fatalities in lowest Sunday since lockdown

THE UK coronavirus death toll has today reached 43,550 after 36 more fatalities were recorded in the lowest Sunday since lockdown.

The new figures come as the total number of confirmed cases of deadly bug globally has now passed 10 million.

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Across the UK, 36 more deaths were recorded with 901 new infections bringing the total number of cases to 311,151.

Scotland recorded no new deaths while Wales recorded two new fatalities to bring the total to 1,504.

Northern Ireland recorded another one fatality to bring the death toll to 550.

England's tally of 18 deaths is the lowest figure for a Sunday this month.

Yesterday, Britain recorded 100 deaths — the lowest Saturday figure of the lockdown.

It comes after a coronavirus flare-up could see the first local lockdown imposed in just days.

A surge in Leicester concerns senior government figures so much plans are in place for possible new restrictions.

Others were reported at a sandwich factory and a Sainsbury’s supermarket — and five schools have closed.

Officials are also worried about the city’s food production sites and multi-generational households.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned he will “take action” if there is a spike in the number of cases.

Schools, businesses and work places could be closed if there is a high rate of infection in certain areas.

But some Brits are still flouting the social distancing guidelines – with police fining more than 18,000 rule breakers in England and Wales.

A total of 18,439 fines were issued to lawbreakers as police chiefs warned that unruly Brits must take "more personal responsibility" when lockdown measures are eased next month.

The lockdown fines, recorded by forces up to June 22, included 15,856 in England and 2,583 in Wales.

But tickets dished out in the two weeks prior fell to just 189 from a high of 5,280 in the fortnight to April 27.

North Yorkshire had the highest number of fines at 1,112 while the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Police handed out 35.


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