UK coronavirus death toll almost triples in one day with 603 more deaths


The UK coronavirus death toll has climbed by 603 with 13,430 more cases recorded.
Tragically, the death toll has nearly tripled since yesterday, when the death toll increased by 205 with 12,330 more cases recorded.

Today’s death toll brings the total death toll to 59,051 so far. This is the number of deaths of people who tested positive for Covid-19 and died within 28 days of the first positive test.

Meanwhile, the number of cases of people testing positive has now reached 1,643,086.

Last Tuesday, Nov. 24, the death toll climbed by 608 as a further 11,299 cases were reported.

Official government figures as of Monday afternoon brought the total number of cases to 1,629,657 and the total death toll is now 58,448.

A doctor performs an ultrasound on a patient

Today, 422 Covid hospital deaths have been recorded across the UK in the past 24 hours.

There have been 23 hospital deaths in Wales, 34 in Scotland, 15 in Northern Ireland and 350 in England.

The figures arrive the day before the lockdown in England ends.

The latest figures have been released

Nurses treat patient in intensive care unit

This morning, data was released showing the weekly coronavirus death toll in England and Wales has reached its highest total since May – but there are hopes the second wave is starting to level off.

A total of 2,697 deaths recorded in the week ending November 20 mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

It went from 2,466 deaths in the week to November 13 – a jump of 9% – and it’s the highest number of virus-related deaths since the week ending May 15.

The 9% rise is down from weekly increases of 27%, 40%, 41% and 45% in previous periods, and other recent studies suggest infections may level off.


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