UK Records 204 More Coronavirus Deaths In 24 Hours As Latest Care Home Data Released

Sarah Turnnidge

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The number of people who have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus has risen to 40,465 – an increase of 204 over 24 hours.

Since the end of April, the government’s daily announcement has included people in care homes and the community, rather than just in hospital, who have died.

But only those who had tested positive for Covid-19 are included, meaning anyone who died with a suspected case won’t be recorded.

The figures cover the period up to 5pm on Friday.

It comes after the number of people who have died in hospitals across the UK, as well as care homes in Wales, after contracting the virus rose by 92 in 24 hours.

That increase consisted of 75 in England, six in Scotland, 10 in Wales and one in Northern Ireland.

NHS England said patients were aged between 43 and 100 years old and all had known underlying health conditions.

Here’s a quick primer on what all the different numbers mean and how to understand them.

Meanwhile, as of 9am on Saturday, there have been 5,438,712 tests for Covid-19 carried out, with 284,868 people coming back positive.

The government has not made the number of people tested available, but it will be significantly lower than the 5.4m tests as many patients are tested more than once.


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