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UK Covid deaths FALL 2% in a week with 93 fatalities but infections rise 7%

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UK Covid deaths have fallen two per cent in a week but infections are up by seven per cent.

The UK recorded a further 93 fatalities and 29,520 cases in the latest 24-hour period.

Members of the public shelter as they queue at a Covid-19 walk in vaccine clinic in South East London

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Members of the public shelter as they queue at a Covid-19 walk in vaccine clinic in South East LondonCredit: LNP

The latest figures bring the total number of infections since the pandemic began to 6,241,011.

And the UK’s coronavirus death toll now stands at 130,894.

Cases are up seven per cent on this time last week when 28,612 new infections were recorded, as well as increasing from the 26,144 a fortnight ago.

But they have dropped significantly since the 54,674 infections registered a month ago on July 17.

Deaths are down two per cent since the 103 this time last week, but they have risen since the 71 on July 31.

And the number of daily fatalities in the UK has more than doubled since July 17 when 41 were reported.

However, England’s R-rate is on its way down.

The number, which reflects how many people an infected person passes the virus onto, has hit its lowest level since May.

It now stands between 0.8 and 1 – despite the lifting of all remaining lockdown measures on the July 19 ‘Freedom Day’.

When the R rate is above 1 it means the epidemic is getting worse.

A value below 1 is desired because it means the outbreak is shrinking.

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