Coronavirus: UK death toll rises by 393 to 1,808



The number of people in the UK who have died after testing positive for coronavirus has risen to 1,808 after it claimed 393 more lives.

NHS England said the number of people who have died in England had risen by 367, bringing the total to 1,651 – up from the 1,284 announced on Monday, reports the Mirror.

The patients, who were all in hospital, were aged between 19 and 98-years-old and all but 28, aged between 19 and 91-years-old, had underlying health conditions.

Their families have been informed.

Scotland’s coronavirus death toll has risen to 60 after 13 more were confirmed earlier today. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also reported a big rise in the number of cases of 430, taking the total to 1,993.

In Northern Ireland 28 people are known to have died from Covid-19, up six on one day ago.

And 69 people have died in Wales, after seven more fatalities were reported today.

Public Health Wales said there were 112 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, taking the total to 1,563, though it said the true number was likely to be higher.

Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the Covid-19 outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Seven further deaths have been reported to us of people who had tested positive for novel coronavirus, taking the number of deaths in Wales to 69.

“We offer our condolences to families and friends affected, and we ask those reporting on the situation to respect patient confidentiality.”

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