Just over 56,400 deaths involving Covid-19 have now been registered in the UK.
Figures published by the ONS show that 51,366 deaths involving Covid-19 had occurred in England and Wales up to 17 July, and had been registered by 25 July.
Figures published last week by the National Records for Scotland showed that 4,193 deaths involving Covid-19 had been registered in Scotland up to 19 July while 850 deaths had occurred in Northern Ireland up to 17 July (and had been registered up to 22 July) according to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.
Together, these figures mean that so far 56,409 deaths have been registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, including suspected cases.
– German advises against travel to virus-hit Spanish regions
Germany’s foreign ministry has advised holidaymakers not to travel to several Spanish regions including Catalonia, home to Barcelona, that have seen coronavirus infection rates rise.
“We currently advise against unnecessary tourist trips to the autonomous communities of Aragon, Catalonia and Navarre due to high infection numbers and local lockdowns,” the ministry said on its website.
Spain’s rise in Covid-19 cases has prompted most regions to impose rules for masks to be worn everywhere and, in several areas including Barcelona, calls for people to stay at home.