Coronavirus latest: UK death toll rises to 1,408 in past 24 hours



Coronavirus has now claimed the lives of 1,408 people in the UK after a further 180 fell victim in the past 24 hours.

NHS England said the number of people who have died in England had risen by 159, bringing the total to 1,284.

The patients were aged between 32 and 98 years old and all but four, aged between 56 and 87 years old, had underlying health conditions.

In its latest daily testing figures, Public Health England said 8,278 tests were carried out on 4,908 people as of 9am on Sunday.

That figure is down from 9,114 tests at 9am on Saturday.

The Department of Health added that, as of 9am on today, 22,141 coronavirus tests have come back positive, while 112,805 have been negative.

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