The UK has recorded over 150,000 coronavirus-related deaths in the span of a month, the highest figure since the pandemic began in March 2020.

Iran PressEurope: The United Kingdom's official death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic rose above 150,000 on Saturday, government figures showed, following a record wave of cases caused by the Omicron variant.

On Saturday alone, 313 more people died, bringing the death toll to 150,057. This figure represents a 38.3% increase compared to a week earlier.

Official data showed 146,390 more people testing positive for the virus on Friday, while 1.2 million people had a confirmed positive test result in the week beginning on Jan. 2, representing a 10.6% weekly rise. 219