UK Covid death toll rises by nearly 400, bringing total to 47,250
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A further 397 people have been reported as having died in the UK within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus, the highest daily increase in Covid-related deaths registered in five months.
While the Tuesday tally each week tends to be higher owing to a delay in reporting deaths over the weekend, the latest figure is nevertheless the highest recorded since 422 people were reported as having died on 27 May:
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Another 18,000 UK high street premises could be left empty in 2020, almost double the number in 2019, as the coronavirus pandemic hammers retailers, restaurants and leisure businesses.
AsEngland prepares to enter a month-long second high street lockdown from Thursday, analysts at the Local Data Company warned “vast numbers” of leisure and hospitality businesses could close up for good.
It would leave 14% of high street, retail park and shopping centre outlets vacant in Britain – the highest level since LDC began its survey in 2013. At present just over 13% of those premises are vacant: