FILE PHOTO: A medical worker processes a swab test at the Faraday Community Centre asymptomatic COVID-19 test centre in Bedford, England. /CFP
The UK on Tuesday reported 42,484 new confirmed coronavirus cases and another 165 COVID-19 deaths in the latest 24-hour period.
The number of cases is a decrease from the 44,917 new COVID-19 cases reported on Monday but significantly higher than the 45 fatalities reported on the same day.
According to data from the government dashboard, the weekly tally was up by almost nine percent to reach 297,658 who have tested positive.
The UK has now reported a total of 9,932,408 confirmed cases and 144,137 deaths.
However, separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate there have been 169,000 deaths registered in the UK where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
According to the ONS, 12,050 deaths were registered in England and Wales in the week ending November 12, 500 more than the previous week.
Of those deaths, 1,020 mentioned "novel coronavirus (COVID-19)" – 8.5 percent of all deaths.
Data indicates it's the first time the weekly total has passed 1,000 since the week ending March 12.
Elsewhere, 23,258 people received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine while 18,517 others received a second dose pushing the respective totals to 50,800,732 and 46,186,817.
The number of people who have received a booster shot stands at 15,639,477 after a further 308,166 doses were administered.
(With input from agencies)
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