An additional 206 people have died with coronavirus, bringing the UK’s official death toll to 55,230.
The latest Department of Health figures reveal 15,450 cases have also been confirmed in the most recent 24-hour period.
This brings the total number of known infections since the start of the pandemic to 1,527,495.
The number of new deaths is less than half yesterday’s tally of 398, which was the highest Sunday toll in seven months.
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Meanwhile the number of new cases is nearly a quarter lower than the figure recorded a week earlier.
Taking the past week as a whole, however, the number of new deaths are up 6 per cent on the previous seven days.
The death toll is counted as the overall number of people to have died within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test.
The number of deaths with Covid-19 recorded on the death certificate, based on figures from the government and national statistics agencies, stands at over 71,000.
The figures come as officials released further details of the new regime of restrictions to follow the nationwide lockdown scheduled to end on December 2.
A return to a localised tier system has been confirmed for England, albeit with tougher measures.
Boris Johnson warned that more parts of the country will ‘fall at least temporarily into higher levels than before’.
The revised tiers are set to be detailed on Thursday, but as it stands non-essential shops, hairdressers, gyms and leisure centres will be able to reopen, while religious ceremonies, weddings and outdoor sports can resume anew.
The ‘rule of six’ for social gatherings will return, while the curfew for hospitality venues will be set to 11pm.
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