Coronavirus updates live as UK death toll stands at 13,729 as foreclosure decision looms


A total of 13,729 patients died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The Department of Health released the figure on Thursday afternoon – up from 861 the previous day to 12,868.

The NHS England had previously announced 740 new deaths from people who tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals in England to 12,396.

According to the 740 new deaths announced today, 151 occurred on April 15, 314 on April 14 and 122 on April 13.

The NHS England publishes daily updated figures showing the dates of each coronavirus-related death in hospitals in England, often including previously unreported deaths that occurred several days or even weeks ago.

This is due to the time it takes for deaths to be confirmed positive for Covid-19, for post-mortem exams to be processed and for test data to be validated.

The news comes as the government is expected to extend the foreclosure of Britain for three weeks today.

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Although they can start planning our exit strategy in the next ten days, cafes and restaurants will be the first to reopen. Click here for more details on the expected lockout extension.

Meanwhile, in Hull, the peak should still be in weeks. Click here to read more details here.

We will bring you the latest figures from the rest of the UK in the blog below when we receive them.

Stay up to date with updates on coronaviruses in our area and in the UK by following our live blog below.


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