Figures have revealed the number of Covid related deaths each time Number 10 allegedly broke the rules and partied.

The data comes as Sue Gray’s report on lockdown-busting parties in 10 Downing Street and Whitehall has been published.

The highest number of deaths in south Essex while No 10 partied were recorded on December 16, 2020, when the alleged Department for Transport party occurred.

A total of 13 Covid deaths were recorded in Southend, Basildon, Castle Point and Rochford on the day of the party.

This is the number of residents who died within 28 days of a positive test.

In her report on partygate Sue Gray said the public would be "dismayed that behaviour of this kind took place on this scale at the heart of Government" and what happened "fell well short" of the standards expected.

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She wrote: "The events that I investigated were attended by leaders in government. Many of these events should not have been allowed to happen."

The Metropolitan Police has issued 126 fines for the rule breaches, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson receiving a single fixed-penalty notice for his birthday party.

Mr Johnson has now issued a statement addressing the report. 

He spoke to MPs in the House of Commons following an explosive PMQs, saying: "I want to begin today by renewing my apology to the House, to the whole country, for the short lunchtime gathering on June 19, 2020 in the Cabinet Room, during which I stood at my place at the Cabinet table and for which I received a fixed penalty notice.

"I also want to say above all that I take full responsibility for everything that took place on my watch.

"Sue Gray’s report has emphasised that it is up to the political leadership in Number 10 to take ultimate responsibility and, of course, I do."

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He added: "These people were working extremely long hours."

Explaining his reasoning for being at parties, the PM said staff needed "to feel that their contributions have been appreciated and to keep overall morale as high as possible”.

"It is clear from what Sue Gray had to say that some of these gatherings went on for far longer than was necessary and they clearly fell in breach of the rules," he continued.

He also apologised to security and cleaning staff for their appalling treatment at events he insisted he had "no knowledge" of, saying he was "surprised and disappointed" to hear about them.

The Prime Minister told MPs he is humbled and has learned a lesson following the publication of the partygate report.

The full report is available to review and download on the government website.