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A number of UK government ministers have expressed concern that the coronavirus could be spread by gas.

There is reportedly evidence to suggest that the deadly virus could be spread through people farting in confined spaces such as toilets.

Tests have shown that Covid-19 can be spread through feces, but there is no definitive science to say whether gas could spread the disease responsible for a global health crisis.

A minister, who has not been named, told the Telegraph that there was “credible stuff on it”.

The minister said there were “well-documented cases of disease spreading through sewage pipes during closures in Hong Kong when the U-bend dried out.”

Another minister said: “Transmission and excretion is mainly through the mouth and in fact mainly through the nose.”

British scientists have yet to produce a paper to determine whether gas can actually spread the coronavirus.

A spokesperson for Boris Johnson said the Prime Minister is currently unaware of any such claims that the coronavirus could be spread by farting.

The spokesperson said: “We are keeping the latest scientific evidence under review.”

As of 9 a.m. on Sunday, there had been 29,173 other laboratory-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the UK, the government said.

As of Sunday, 28 more people had died within 28 days after testing positive for Covid-19.

This brings the UK total to 129,158.

Separate figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that there have been 154,000 recorded deaths in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

This is the fifth day in a row that the number of daily reported cases has declined, with an average of daily cases down 15% week after week.

The last time cases fell for five consecutive days was between February 5 and 9.

However, it is too early for data to show an impact of the end of legal restrictions in England last Monday (July 19) due to the time lag between those infected and the test.

Some restrictions remain in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, including limits on indoor gatherings and wearing face coverings in certain areas.

Government figures also show that another 28 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, bringing the UK total to 129,158.

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