The UK has recorded its lowest daily Covid-19 death toll in seven months after four people died with the virus.

Monday’s tally is the lowest recorded number of fatalities since September 7, last year, when three people lost their lives.

A further 2,963 positive tests were recorded, bringing the total number of people who have tested positive since the start of the pandemic to 4,390,783.

The latest figures mean that the number of people who have died with the virus stands at 127,274, which rises to 150,419 when taking into account all fatalities that had Covid-19 listed on a death certificate.

As major parts of the economy reopened in England this week, the vaccine rollout continues at speed with the number of second doses significantly increasing.

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Government data up to April 18 shows that of the 43,084,487 jabs given in the UK so far, 32,932,448 were first doses – a rise of 83,225 on the previous day.

A total of 10,152,039 were second doses – an increase of 221,193.

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