Covid: 110 new deaths reported as cases rise by more than 5,000

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Covid: 110 new deaths reported as cases rise by more than 5,000


The death toll of Covid-19 crisis, among those who died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus, increased by 110.

The latest government figures bring the total – by this measure – to 125,690.

Figures released by UK statistical agencies show that there have now been 148,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The government also said as of 9 a.m. on Tuesday there had been 5,294 more laboratory-confirmed cases in the UK.

This brings the total to 4,268,821.

A covid-19 test center. Credit: ITV News

England

Another 101 people who tested positive for the coronavirus have died in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 85,411.

The patients were aged 37 to 96 and all but two, aged 62 to 70, had known underlying health problems.

Scotland

In Scotland, 597 new cases were reported, while there were seven new deaths reported of people who tested positive.

The death toll according to this measure now stands at 7,517.

A Chelsea retiree stands outside Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London as the nation honors those who have passed away. Credit: AP

Wales

There have been 142 more cases of the coronavirus in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 206,795.

Public Health Wales has reported another death, bringing the total in the country since the start of the pandemic to 5,455.

North Ireland

One more person who tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland in the past 28 days died, according to the Ministry of Health.

This brings the official death toll recorded by the department to 2,100.

Latest figures also show there have been 164 new positive cases


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