The number of covid-19 casualties in the UK has increased by 16.

At the moment, 1,184 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the past 24 hours, while the overall death toll now stands at 41,449, Evening Standard reports.

According to NHS, this development has occurred after 15 deaths in English hospitals were recorded in the UK’s hospitals relating to Covid-19.

Meanwhile, the rise in the death in the UK rose above average for the first time since mid-June.

However, coronavirus is not thought to be behind the rise.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the heatwave experienced during the week ending August 14 is likely to explain the weekly increase.

There were 9,392 deaths from all causes in England and Wales in the week ending August 14 – 447 more deaths compared with the previous week.