THE UK's Covid death toll today passed 140,000 as another 207 people lost their lives to the virus.

A further 43,941 virus cases were also reported in the latest 24-hour period.

The figures bring the total the number fatalities since coronavirus first hit to 140,041.

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 165,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

The UK has also recorded a total of 8,897,149 infections.

Today's death tally is down on yesterday's 263, but a huge spike since the 136 reported a fortnight ago on October 13.

Cases have increased on the 40,954 on October 26, and have soared since September 29 when 36,722 were recorded.

The rising daily figures sparked fears another lockdown could be on the cards.

A total of 49,794,120 first doses of Covid-19 vaccine had been delivered in the UK as of October 26, a rise of 41,083 on the previous day, Government figures show.

Some 45,605,922 second doses have now been delivered, an increase of 23,031.

A combined total of 6,706,468 booster and third doses have also been delivered, a day-on-day rise of 264,468.

Separate totals for booster and third doses are not available.

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