As the UK records more than 57,000 Covid-19 deaths, Leicester could have its lockdown restrictions lifted.

This development has occurred as a result of the number of staff who have tested positive for Covid-19 at a Nottinghamshire dessert factory has risen to 72, Evening Standard reports.

In another development, after 39 coronavirus cases among workers were, It was announced on August 7 that all staff at the Newark Dessert factory would be tested.

It was also discovered that 33 “fully fit and healthy” staff had returned to work after isolating, after the council said 701 workers had now been tested and 72 had tested positive.

According to the ONS, over 57,000 deaths involving Covid-19 have now been registered in the UK,

Meanwhile, the lowest weekly rise in deaths since before lockdown was reported last week.