UK coronavirus death toll rises by 74 as total reaches 46,193


The number of people who have died from coronavirus in the UK has risen by 74 today, bringing the death toll across all settings to 46,193.The Department of Health also recorded 771 new cases of coronavirus over a 24-hour period.

The UK has recorded 303,952 cases of the coronavirus since the outbreak began earlier last year.

In England, four more people have died in hospital with coronavirus as the regional total reached 29,342, NHS England said.

The patients ranged from 78 to 84 years old and all had known underlying health issues.

Five other deaths have been reported without a positive Covid-19 test result.

UK coronavirus death toll has risen again

Public Health Wales said two more people had died after testing positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 1,562.

The number of cases in Wales rose by 21, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 17,279.

There have been 18 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Scotland in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures.

These cases represent 0.5% of those newly tested, the Scottish government said.

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A woman wearing a face mask walks through the center of Bradford, West Yorkshire

There were 260 people in the hospital with Covid-19 and three in intensive care.

No new deaths have been recorded among those who test positive for the virus, meaning the total under this measure remains at 2,491.

Separate figures released by UK statistical agencies show that there are now more than 56,400 registered deaths in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Earlier today, an NHS Spitfire began its flight over the UK to honor the heroes on the front lines.

The plane hovers above NHS hospitals on Saturday as a token of thanks to the NHS and the main worker heroes who have worked hard in the fight against coronaviruses.

It will travel through England from 11am to 5pm, with “Thank U NHS” painted under its wings.

The blue Spitfire PL983 ‘L’ was also sported with the names of 80,000 NHS heroes, family, neighbors and friends nominated by members of the public.


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