Coronavirus UK Death Toll Rises By 180 to 1,408

It was announced on Saturday that more than 1,000 people had died after contracting the virus in the UK. (Photo: Henry Nicholls / Reuters)

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Some 180 hospital patients in the UK have died of coronavirus in 24 hours, the latest figures show, bringing the UK total to 1,408. 

The statistics were released individually by public health chiefs in all four nations before being confirmed by the Department of Health and Social Care hours later.

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The four nations’ 24-hour increases match the department, but they had self-reported total death counts that came to 1,415 overall. It was not immediately clear whether the DHSC or one of the four nations was responsible for the discrepancy.

The deaths over a 24-hour period include 159 in England, one in Northern Ireland, 14 in Wales and six in Scotland.

(Infographic supplied by Statista)

Correction: an earlier version of this story stated that there had been an additional 22 deaths in Northern Ireland. In fact there was a single additional death, bringing the total for that nation to 22.


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