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The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK increased by 428 to 33,614, said the Department of Health.
Latest official figures show 33614 people died in hospitals, nursing homes and the wider community after testing positive for Covid-19 in the UK at 5 p.m. Wednesday, 428 more than 33186 the day before .
The government has also reached its daily goal of 100,000 Covid-19 tests, according to figures.
In the 24-hour period until 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, 126,064 tests were completed or shipped.
A total of 1,593,902 people were tested, including 233,151 positive.
Government figures differ from those released by individual decentralized authorities, with the NHS England announcing 207 new deaths from people tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths in hospitals to 24,159.
Of the 207 new deaths announced today, 47 occurred on May 13, 82 on May 12 and 20 on May 11.
The figures also show that 40 of the new deaths occurred between May 1 and May 10, and 18 occurred in April.
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 positive for Covid-19, for post mortem exams to be processed and for test data to be validated.
Meanwhile, Public Health Wales announced that another 128 people had tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 11,834.
Dr. Robin Howe of Public Health Wales said: “We have worked hard to increase our testing capacity, and last week we more than doubled our capacity to reach 5,330 tests per day in Wales.
“Although we appear to have peaked in Wales, Covid-19 is still in circulation across the country. “
And there have been five other deaths of patients who tested positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, said the Department of Health.
It brings the total number of illness-related deaths in the region to 454.
Meanwhile, Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that 14,117 people tested positive for the virus in Scotland, up 188 from 13,929 the day before.
There are 71 people in intensive care with symptoms of coronavirus or coronavirus, an increase on Wednesday, she added.
There are 1,480 people hospitalized with Covid-19 confirmed or suspected, a decrease from 54.
Since March 5, 3,253 people tested positive for coronavirus have been discharged from hospital.
This is because the Office of National Statistics has released new estimates that an average of 148,000 people in England had Covid-19 between April 27 and May 10 – the equivalent of 0.27% of the population .
The new figures also estimate that 1.33% of people working in England in patient care or social care roles for residents tested positive for Covid-19 between April 27 and May 10.
This includes NHS professionals, such as nurses and doctors, as well as social workers, such as nursing homes or home workers.
For those who reported not occupying these positions, 0.22% were positive.