A 12-year-old child with an underlying medical condition was among the latest victims in England, with the UK having its lowest daily total on a Saturday since the announcement of the Covid-19 lockdown on 23 March.
England has reported 157 new deaths, Scotland 16, Wales six and Northern Ireland one while the hospital balance continues to drop.
The daily increase of 180 is a significant drop from previous totals of 244 on May 16, 252 on May 9, 469 on May 2, 797 on April 25, 885 on April 18 and 917 on April 11.
The latest official Ministry of Health count of 36,393 deaths in all settings, including nursing homes and private residences, will be updated later.
However, Britain’s true toll is over 45,000 dead, according to the latest available data based on death certificates mentioning Covid-19, including suspected cases, in the four countries.
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The NHS England has announced 157 new deaths from people who test positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths in hospitals in England to 25,545.
He said the last victims were between 12 and 100 years old.
Seven of the 157 patients had no known underlying medical condition.
These seven patients were between 57 and 88 years old, said NHS England.
The breakdown by region is as follows:
North East and Yorkshire – 36
Midlands – 30
North West – 23
South East – 22
London – 19
East – 17
South West – 10
Of the 157 new deaths announced on Saturday:
– 30 took place on May 22
– 81 occurred May 21
– 19 took place on May 20
Figures also show that 24 of the new deaths occurred between May 1 and May 19, and the remaining three deaths occurred in April, with the first death occurring on April 22.
The NHS England publishes daily updated figures showing the dates of each coronavirus-related death in hospitals in England, often including unreported deaths that occurred several days or even weeks ago.
This is due to the time it takes for deaths to be confirmed as positive for Covid-19, for post mortem exams to be processed and for test data to be validated.
Figures released today by NHS England show that April 8 continues to have the highest number of hospital deaths in a single day, with a current total of 891.
Of the 25,545 confirmed deaths reported so far in hospitals in England of people who tested positive for Covid-19, 13,507 (53%) were people aged 80 and over while 9,814 (38%) were elderly 60 to 79 years old.
According to NHS England, 2,026 (8%) others were aged 40 to 59, including 182 (1%) aged 20 to 39 and 16 (0.06%) aged 0 to 19.
The number of deaths announced so far by the Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust university hospitals is 884.
This is the highest number of any confidence in England.
Barts Health NHS Trust announced 591 deaths and London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust announced 576 deaths.
Six trusts have announced between 400 and 500 deaths:
– King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (488)
– The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (480)
– The University Hospitals of Derby & Burton NHS Foundation Trust (463)
– Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (416)
– Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (411)
– Barking, Havering & Redbridge University NHS Trust Hospitals (408).
The number of coronavirus deaths in Scotland has risen to 2,261, according to the latest figures.
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It marks an increase of 16 the day before, when the figure was 2,245.
Health Protection Scotland statistics also indicate that 15,041 people have now tested positive for the virus north of the border, up from 72,949 on Friday.
As of Friday evening, there were 841 cases in the hospital, including 36 in intensive care and 14 others suspected of Covid-19.
In comparison, at the Prime Minister’s briefing on Friday, there were a total of 1,257 patients hospitalized for a coronavirus – 874 of whom were confirmed to have the virus and 383 were suspected.
Greater Glasgow and Clyde continues to be the health council with the most confirmed cases (3,865) and had 379 people hospitalized at midnight.
There have been 2,649 cases in Lothian, including 162 in the hospital and 1,645 in Tayside, where there are only 13 people in the hospital.
On May 22, there were 484 adult care homes with a current case of suspected Covid-19, almost half of the country’s total (45%).
The number of cumulative cases of suspected coronaviruses in nursing homes is 5,593, an increase of 61 compared to Friday.
The death toll in Wales rose from six to 1,260 on Saturday. He also reported 185 new cases, bringing his total to 13,169.
The number of people who died after testing positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland rose to 505 after another death was reported by the Department of Health.
The department also reported 41 other confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of positive cases in Northern Ireland to 4,545.
The number of people tested for the virus in the past 24 hours was 1,183.
The latest figures came in the midst of a dispute over Dominic Cummings ‘containment journey from his home in London to his parents’ home in Durham, which was revealed by a joint investigation by the Mirror and the Guardian.
Durham police said officers contacted property owners on March 31 – more than a week after the foreclosure was imposed by the Prime Minister and a few days after Mr. Cummings had developed symptoms of coronavirus – after being informed that a person had traveled from London to the north city.
The person was “present and self-isolated” in part of the house, and the police explained self-isolation and essential rules of travel “to the family”.
Chief aide Cummings says he “behaved reasonably and lawfully” when he traveled over 250 miles when his boss, Boris Johnson, urged the British to stay home to save Lives.
When a reporter suggested to him outside his London home that the trip to Durham didn’t look good, he replied, “Who cares about beauty?
“It’s a matter of doing the right thing. It’s not what you think. “
Mr. Johnson was pressured to fire his best adviser, but Downing Street supported Mr. Cummings and appeared to accuse the police of lying.
A No10 spokesperson said, “Due to his wife’s suspected coronavirus infection and the high likelihood that he will not feel well, it was essential that Dominic Cummings ensure that his young child is properly cared for.
“His sister and nieces had volunteered to help him, so he went to a house near but separated from his extended family in case their help was needed.
“Her sister shopped for the family and left everything outside.
“At no time did he or his family speak to the police about this, as reported.
“His actions were in accordance with the guidelines on coronaviruses. Mr. Cummings believes he behaved reasonably and lawfully. “
Durham police and the commissioner of crime, Steve White, said the police “acted appropriately” in relation to Mr. Cummings’ visit to the county.
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In a statement, the former head of the Police Federation of England and Wales said it was “very reckless” for the Downing Street adviser to have traveled when he was “known to be infected “
In other developments, Chancellor Rishi Sunak will inform companies that they will have to pay at least a fifth of the wages of workers on leave by August, according to a Times report.
The so-called R-number, the average number of people who will contract an infected person’s coronavirus, was between 0.7 and 1.0 in the UK two to three weeks ago – slightly higher than the last rate declared by ministers.
The boards urged people to stay away from beaches and other beauty spots this holiday weekend to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The beaches became crowded earlier in the week and people broke the rules of social distancing.
Temperatures are expected to rise to 26 ° C or more on Monday.