The coronavirus death toll in the UK has increased by 22, reaching a total of 44,220.
The latest figures include deaths across Britain and the rise today is one of the lowest on Sunday since the blockade began in March.
June 28 saw Sunday’s lowest figure with 21 deaths, compared to 27 the previous week.
Today, another 19 coronavirus deaths have been announced in UK hospitals.
England reported 18 new hospital deaths amid new fears that slackening the blockade – including the reopening of pubs – could lead to an increase in cases.
The patients were between 54 and 94 years old and all knew the underlying health conditions.
A further 516 positive cases were confirmed, bringing the total to 285,416
Wales reported a new death. It takes the nation’s total to 1,531.
Nine new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Scotland in the past 24 hours.
Due to a technical problem, the Scottish government is unable to publish data regarding the number of virus-related deaths on July 4th.
It means that the hospital death toll remains at 2,488.
The number of positive cases rose to 18,296, which is an increase of nine compared to Saturday’s data.
A statement on the government website read: “Due to a technical problem, the number of deaths reported on July 4th is not yet available. We will update it as soon as possible.”
Northern Ireland has not yet updated the totals.
It comes when the first night of pub reopening in England led to the carnage on the streets.
The police have been called to the struggles, to the people who undress in public and to other problems in “Super Saturday”, with an officer who said that “it is clear that drunks cannot / do not want to socially distance themselves”.
Disturbing scenes of people ignoring social distances in Soho, central London and other places have sparked new fears over a second wave of Covid-19 and new local blockades.
The photos taken last night show that drinkers were determined to make the most of freedom, even at the expense of their health or, sometimes, their dignity.
In Leeds, West Yorkshire, an unconscious woman is depicted on the wet pavement while two police officers attempt to evaluate her.
In another photo taken in the city, a woman appears to be vomiting while a friend holds her hair.
And some young boys seem worse to be worn in another photo as they stagger along the sidewalk and rest against the structures to stay upright.
The government had warned drinkers to behave responsibly for the “Super Saturday”.
But people online expressed their anger after urban centers were crowded last night with people desperate for different drinks. It seemed the more people drank, the less their desire to follow the rules of social estrangement.
In fact, the footage shot in the Soho area of London showed joyful people last night who celebrated and interacted closely with those around them.
One man, who crossed the busy streets, told Mirror Online: “Walking along old Compton Street felt like walking through a petri dish.
“And this was around 4:30 pm. There aren’t many possibilities to socialize remotely, even just walking on the street.”
Another video shared online shows a man twerking against a car trying to navigate the crowd. The twerker is moved but the machine struggles to get past Soho while other drinkers move on the road.
Among the repercussions of Twitter there is a comment that begs drinkers to “show respect”.
“I just saw scenes if Soho publishes … my heart goes to those health workers and their families who died in Covid to save the rest of us … disgusting disrespect,” reads the message.
Another person smoked: “I just saw the Soho scenes. It’s as if the health workers who risked their lives trying to deal with the pandemic were simply wasting time.”