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Covid Deaths Surge in U.K. as Officials Warn Pandemic Isn’t Over

  • Some 131 deaths were reported Tuesday, highest since March
  • Cases fell for seventh day but U.K. is ‘still in third wave’
An NHS pop-up vaccination center at Sefton Park in Liverpool on July 17.

An NHS pop-up vaccination center at Sefton Park in Liverpool on July 17.

Photographer: Peter Byrne/PA Images/Getty Images

The U.K. reported the highest number of Covid-19 deaths since March, prompting a top government health official to warn the pandemic is “not over yet” despite a continued fall in confirmed cases.

There were 23,511 new coronavirus cases recorded on Tuesday, down for a seventh day. But the number of deaths jumped to 131, the most since March 17, according to the latest data.