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‘Winning the battle’: UK sees lowest rise in deaths since lockdown began

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The UK has recorded the lowest number of daily coronavirus deaths since before nationwide lockdown measures were introduced.

After the figures were released, Health Secretary Matt Hancock tweeted: "Yesterday, across the UK, only 36 deaths were recorded with coronavirus – the lowest since 21 March.

"We are winning the battle against this horrible disease."

The official total of UK deaths across all settings now stands at 41,698.

According to the Department for Health and Social Care, more than 6.7 million coronavirus tests had been conducted in the UK as of 9am on Sunday – with 144,865 carried out on Saturday.

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However, figures are still not being made available for how many individual people were tested.

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