The number of coronavirus cases and deaths continues to increase rapidly in the UK 65 UK Cypriots have died this week due to the coronavirus.

In London, 65 community members succumbed to the coronavirus in the last week. 25 Greek Cypriots and 40 Turkish Cypriots.

To date, we estimate 545 UK Cypriots (Greek, Turkish and Maronite) in total have died from Coronavirus. The figure includes 437 in London and 43 outside London. Parikiaki’s figures  are arrived after contacting local hospitals, Churches and Turkish Cypriot media and community, funeral directors and death announcements that have come to our newspaper

The total fatalities now include 278 UK Greek Cypriots, 223 UK Turkish Cypriots and one UK Maronite Cypriot, all from London. Included are nine cases of married couples, two cases of two brothers and two cases of fathers and sons and one of mother and daughter.

Outside London, there were eleven UK Greek Cypriots and one UK Turkish Cypriot from Birmingham, three UK Greek Cypriots from Weston-super-Mare, who were all from the same family, one from Derby, one from Lowestoft, one from Cambridge, two from Cheltenham, four UK Greek Cypriots and one UK Maronite from Liverpool , one UK Greek Cypriot from Luton, one from Southend, one from Glasgow, one from Newport, two from Leeds, one from Hemel Hempstead, one from Manchester one from Middlesborough, one from Margate and one from Wakefield one from Leicester, one from Mansfield and one from Coventry. Four UK Turkish Cypriots, one each from Colchester, Maidstone, two Northampton and Suffolk, passed away, bringing the total number of UK Cypriot deaths outside London to 43

The UK will continue to see more “record-breaking” daily coronavirus death tolls, scientists have predicted, after the country saw its highest number of fatalities since the pandemic began.

Although lockdown curbs are starting to show an impact on case numbers, and the vaccine rollout is offering a light at the end of the tunnel, Covid deaths and hospital admissions are not expected to fall until next week.

Dr Michael Head, from the University of Southampton, warned cases from early January would likely result in deaths “peaking” around the end of this month, adding: “We will see several more record-breaking days in terms of newly-reported deaths.”

It comes as ministers continue to thrash out plans for easing lockdown restrictions. The first areas could be moved into Tier 4 in early March, The Telegraph reports, with only minimal further relations expected before Easter.

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