The number of deaths in a coronavirus hospital in the United Kingdom exceeds 25,000 deaths as 449 patients die


The number of deaths in UK coronavirus hospitals rose to 25,214 after 449 additional deaths – the smallest daily increase on a Wednesday since late March.

England has recorded 331 new deaths, Scotland 83, Wales 21 and Northern Ireland 14.

The daily totals for the four nations on previous Wednesdays were 610 on April 29, 791 on April 22, 801 on April 15 and 936 on April 8.

The Department of Health reported a daily increase of 670 deaths on April 1, 186 on March 25 and 34 on March 18.

Britain’s overall toll is much higher than announced, as new figures show that just under 33,000 deaths involving Covid-19 have now been recorded across the UK, the highest total in Europe and the second highest in the world behind the United States.

The latest numbers were released after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the lockouts will begin to be lifted Monday “if we can,” and Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned that there are ” no guarantee “that a vaccine will be found.

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So far, 32,898 deaths in all settings have been recorded in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, including suspected cases.

As the UK reaches its peak and deaths are trending downward, the National Records of Scotland (NRS) said that a total of 2,795 deaths were recorded in that country as of May 3.

It follows totals from the Office for National Statistics which showed that 29,710 deaths had been recorded in England and Wales until May 2.

The latest available figures from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, released last week, reported 393 deaths as of April 29.

The official death toll from the government, announced Tuesday, was 29,427 in all settings.

The death toll in England is 22,049

The NHS England has announced 331 new deaths from people who test positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths in hospitals in England to 22,049.

Of the 331 new deaths announced today:

– 54 occurred on May 5

– 121 occurred May 4

– 28 took place on May 3

The figures also show that 28 of the new deaths occurred on May 1 and 2, 84 of which occurred in April, while the remaining 16 died in March, with the first death occurring on March 13.

UK is in the seventh week of its coronavirus lockout

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The NHS England publishes daily updated figures showing the dates of each coronavirus 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.

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 874.

1,703 deaths in Scotland

A total of 1,703 patients died in Scotland after being tested positive for the coronavirus, up from 83 against 1,620 on Tuesday, said Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

The figures are lower than the 2,795 deaths previously reported by the NRS as they do not include suspected and probable coronavirus infections.

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Speaking before the Scottish Parliament, the Prime Minister said that 12,709 people have now tested positive for the virus in Scotland, up 272 from 12,437 the day before.

The NRS said the weekly death toll in Scotland has dropped for the first time.

Between April 27 and May 3, 523 deaths linked to Covid-19 were recorded, down 135 from the previous week from April 20 to 26.

Of those registered between April 27 and May 3, 59% were in nursing homes, 37% were in hospitals and 4% were in homes or elsewhere.

Tolls increase to 1,044 in Wales and 418 in Northern Ireland

Wales reported 21 new deaths, bringing the total to 1,044.

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Wales Public Health said 95 more people had tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 10,764.

Dr. Giri Shankar of Public Health Wales said: “With the next public holiday on May 1st, Public Health Wales reminds the public to continue to comply with Welsh Government restrictions on non-essential travel, caravans and campsites, hotels, guesthouses and vacation accommodation. , as well as limited access to our national parks.

“We also remind owners of second homes in Wales to act responsibly and to avoid traveling in these homes until the restrictions are lifted. “

The death toll in Northern Ireland increased from 14 to 418.

Three deaths have occurred in the past 24 hours.

A total of 3,934 cases of virus have been confirmed.

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The figures were released after Mr. Johnson first appeared in the House of Commons since recovering from a coronavirus and confronting new Labor Party leader Sir Keir Starmer for the first time to questions from the Prime Minister.

Mr Johnson said: “I would like to pay tribute today to the 107 NHS and 29 caregivers and all those who unfortunately died from coronaviruses.

“I know that the sympathies of the House are with their family and friends. “

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The Prime Minister has said that the government would start lifting the lockdown restrictions as early as Monday when the UK enters its eighth week under tough measures, if it is sure to do so.

Johnson is expected to describe the policy easing strategy in a speech on Sunday.

He warned that it would be an “economic disaster” to release the lock so as to trigger a second spike in cases of coronavirus.

He also said he “bitterly regrets” the epidemic in nursing homes when he aims to reach 200,000 tests a day by the end of May.

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Emphasizing the death toll in the UK, which is the highest in Europe and the second highest in the world behind the United States, Johnson said the figures were “appalling”, adding: “At this stage, I don’t think international comparisons and data is still there to draw any conclusions we want. ”

He said there will be a time when the government will consider whether he could have done it differently, and described the shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as “overwhelming” but pledged to increase ‘offer.

As for deaths in nursing homes, which surpassed deaths in hospitals, Johnson said there has been “palpable improvement” in recent days.

According to the most recent figures, more than 6,000 people have died in nursing homes.

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The Prime Minister also said that contact tracing was stopped in mid-March because transmission of coronavirus by individuals in the UK meant “it was beyond capacity”.

Earlier, Mr. Hancock participated in a question and answer session on Sky News where he warned that there was “no guarantee” that a coronavirus vaccine would be found.

If the race to develop one fails, he added, “then we need to learn how to live with it” and remove the virus.

He dismissed allegations that the government sacrificed people in nursing homes to protect the NHS during the pandemic.

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But he acknowledged that the lack of capacity meant that it had not been possible to test everyone leaving hospitals for Covid-19 before entering a nursing home.

He also said it was too early to say when schools could return and cafes could reopen during the summer months if they could provide outdoor facilities.

In other developments, Heathrow is due to begin monitoring passenger temperatures several weeks after the measure is rolled out at many other major airports around the world.

Major airports in Asia and the United States began screening for passenger fever in January as the virus spread rapidly around the world.

A charity appeal to support NHS staff, volunteers and patients during the pandemic has raised £ 100 million – nearly a third of which is the efforts of Captain Tom Moore.

The money has been used for a variety of reasons, including buying electronic tablets so that hospitalized people can see their loved ones virtually and setting up “flickering rooms” where staff can take a well-deserved break during long shifts. job.


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