Another 847 people died from coronavirus in UK hospitals, bringing the national total to more than 14,000.
The Ministry of Health announced the latest increase, with 14,576 people with COVID-19 – the disease caused by coronavirus – now confirmed to have died in hospital in the four countries of origin.
The number of tests for the disease also increased from 21,328 to 438,991, although this includes some people tested more than once.
There are now 108,692 positive tests in the UK.
Health authorities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland also record their own daily figures, which may not add up to the government total as they collect their figures at different times of the day.
The NHS England has announced 738 additional deaths in hospitals in England, bringing the country’s total to 13,134.
Of the new deaths, 138 occurred on April 16, 320 on April 15 and 109 on April 14.
Some 154 of them occurred between April 1 and April 13, and 16 last month – dating back to March 21.
Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon also announced 58 more deaths in Scotland, Wales recorded 11 more deaths, and 18 more were confirmed in Northern Ireland for the second day in a row.
According to health authorities in each country of origin, the number of deaths in hospitals now stands at:
- England – 13,134
- Scotland – 837
- Wales – 506
- Northern Ireland – 176
Figures from the Department of Health and each country of origin do not include deaths in nursing homes, hospices and other places outside the hospital, masking the true number of coronavirus deaths in the UK. United.
The latest figures from the National Statistics Office, released on Thursday, suggested that there was about 75% more coronavirus-related deaths in England and Wales last month than the government reports.
On Wednesday, the National Records of Scotland revealed that – as of April 12 – almost 25% of the 962 registered deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned in the death certificate in Scotland had occurred in nursing homes.
Announcement of an extension of the Lock in the UK Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday that there were still “problems with the spread of the virus in some hospitals and care homes.”
The chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, has warned that the UK will suffer thousands of COVID-19 deaths before the locking is easier, although the number of new cases suggests that the peak of the epidemic is in sight.
Deaths will be the last statistic to start slowing down because of the time it takes for a person to fall ill, be admitted to hospital and then unfortunately die from the disease.