Britain records 492 Covid-19 deaths in highest daily toll since May

Britain records 492 Covid-19 deaths in highest daily toll since May - but cases are up just 1.9% on last week with 25,177 new infections

By Stephen Matthews Health Editor and Vanessa Chalmers Health Reporter For Mailonline

Published: 16:20 GMT, 4 November 2020 | Updated: 16:20 GMT, 4 November 2020

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Britain today recorded another 492 Covid-19 victims in the highest daily death toll since May — but infections are no longer spiralling.

Department of Health figures show the number of laboratory-confirmed victims today is the most since 500 were announced on May 19. More than 1,000 infected Brits were succumbing to the disease each day during the peak of the first wave in the spring.

But infections have risen just 1.9 per cent in a week, with government officials today declaring another 25,177 new positive tests. Government

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