UK records highest Covid deaths since March as cases continue to rise.

The UK has reported its highest number of Covid deaths for seven months, as 223 were recorded within 28 days of a positive test for the virus.

The daily death rate, by date reported, has not been as high since 9 March and brought the weekly toll to 911, a near-15% rise on the week. This is despite almost 80% of the adult population fully vaccinated.