Coronavirus: 210 new COVID-19 deaths takes UK total past 32,000

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The new figures take the total deaths to over 32,000

The number of people who have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK has increased by 210, according to the Department of Health.

The latest figures show that a total of 32,065 people have died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for COVID-19 in the UK as of 5pm on Sunday.

As of 9am on Monday, a total of 223,060 people have tested positive for the virus in the UK - an increase of 3,877 from the day before.

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Separate authorities in devolved nations also publish their own daily figures.

Often these include previously uncounted deaths that took place several days or even weeks ago. This is because of the time it takes for deaths to be confirmed as involving COVID-19, for post-mortem examinations to be processed and for data from the tests to be validated.

NHS England announced on Monday that there have been 209 new deaths, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 23,359.

Public Health Wales said a total of 1,116 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus, an increase of five on Sunday's figures.

In Wales, a further 124 people have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 11,468.

A total of 1,862 patients have died in Scotland after testing positive for coronavirus, up by five from 1,857 on Sunday.

There are 1,453 people in hospital with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, down 31 from 1,484 the previous day.

This number includes 80 people in intensive care - a fall of two.

Figures for Northern Ireland are due to be released later.