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Here’s a roundup of the key developments of the day:
A further 147 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Thursday, bringing the UK total to 133,988, the government announced.
Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have now been 158,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
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