UK coronavirus hospital death toll increases by 6 with all deaths in England


The death toll in UK hospitals from coronavirus has risen by six, with all deaths occurring in England for the second day in a row. This is the same total announced nearly a month ago on August 1, also on a Saturday, further signaling that the death toll has remained stable for weeks.

There were no new deaths in Scotland for the third day in a row. Wales and Northern Ireland had no new deaths for the second day in a row.

The number of hospital deaths in the UK is now 34,196.

On recent Saturdays, the toll has increased by seven on August 22 and five on August 15, the smallest increase on a Saturday since the lockdown began in March.

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The number of new cases in the UK has remained ‘stable’ in recent weeks, according to the Secretary of Health (file photo)

Sixteen deaths were announced on August 8 and six on August 1. The highest increase on a Saturday was 917 on April 11 when the UK was in the deadliest days of its outbreak.

NHS England announced six new deaths, bringing the total number of hospital deaths across England to 29,547.

He said: “The patients were between 52 and 91 years old. All but one individual, aged 85, had known underlying health problems.

“The date of death is from June 23 to August 28, 2020, the majority on August 27 or after”.

The Midlands and the South East have each reported two deaths. East and North East and Yorkshire each had one.

No new coronavirus deaths have been reported in Scotland in the past 24 hours.

A total of 2,494 patients have died in Scotland after testing positive for the coronavirus.

The Scottish government said 20,195 people had tested positive for the virus in Scotland, up from 88 compared to 20,107 the day before. Five patients were in intensive care on Friday evening.

This graph shows deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales

The daily number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the UK

Public Health Wales has not announced any new deaths. His balance sheet remains at 1595.

The number of confirmed cases in Wales has increased from 40 to 17,917.

The death toll in Northern Ireland remains at 560.

It announced 89 new cases, bringing its total to 7,138.

Meanwhile, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned that UK-wide restrictions cannot be ruled out if England suffers from a second wave of coronavirus this winter.

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Britons may experience a Christmas like no other, as he warned that restrictions may not be relaxed during the holiday period to avoid an increase in the number of infections.

The worst case scenario, he said, could be battling a bad flu and coronavirus growth as people spend more time indoors.

Mr Hancock spoke of other countries struggling to control a second wave of the deadly virus, saying it was a “very serious threat”.

Speaking to The Times, he said the UK had avoided a second wave thanks to the test and traceability system – which has been widely criticized – and local lockdowns.

He said: “Cases are on the rise and we need to resort to very extensive local lockdowns or take further action nationally.

“We don’t rule it out, but we don’t want to see it. ”

Mr Hancock said a second wave could be “preventable but it’s not easy”, with schools reopening next week presenting new challenges in stopping the spread of the virus.

BBC Newsnight reported that a “reasonable worst-case planning hypothesis” presented to the government has warned that there could be up to 81,000 additional deaths directly attributed to Covid-19 between July and next March.

The broadcaster said the scenario was presented in a document approved by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) for the Cabinet Office at the end of July.


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