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The number of people who have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus has risen to 43,230 – an increase of 149 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 Wednesday.
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 63 in 24 hours.
That increase consisted of 55 in England, two in Scotland and six in Wales. Northern Ireland reported zero deaths.
NHS England said the patients who died were aged between 49 and 98 years old. One patient, aged 70, had no known underlying health conditions.
Meanwhile, the government has not published the number of people who have been tested for coronavirus for several weeks.
As of 9am on Thursday, there had been 8,710,292 tests completed, with 167,023 in the past 24 hours. The true number of tests is likely to be much lower as many patients are tested more than once for the virus.
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This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.