ritain has reported another 174 coronavirus-related deaths, the highest number of fatalities recorded in one day since 175 were recorded on March 12, according to official figures.
The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 131,854. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test. Another 30,838 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 6,555,200, Xinhua reported.
Meanwhile, data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) showed on Tuesday that there were 652 coronavirus-related deaths registered in Britain during the week to August 13, the highest number since 800 fatalities were recorded in the week to March 26.
The latest data came as almost 5,000 coronavirus cases in Britain are suspected to be linked to Boardmasters music and surfing festival in Cornwall, with health officials launching an investigation.
About 4,700 people have tested positive following Boardmasters in Newquay earlier this month, with 800 thought to be living in Cornwall, but cases are spread across Britain.
While the latest figures show a significant rise on recent weeks, the number of deaths is still far below the peak from last winter thanks to the progress of the vaccine rollout.
More than 87 per cent of people aged 16 and over in Britain have had their first dose of vaccine and more than 77 per cent have received both doses, the latest figures showed.
The latest figures show Cornwall has 770 cases per 100,000 people, double the previous week’s figure.
The UK also recorded 174 new Covid-related deaths on Tuesday – the highest figure since March.
Malcolm Bell, head of Visit Cornwall, is calling on visitors to help keep the region safe.
He said: “We are asking people not to come unless they have booked ahead and request they take a lateral flow test before, during and after their stay so that people can be safe and help us to manage the current spike.”