Coronavirus UK Death Toll Rises By 393 To 1,801, With Healthy 19-Year-Old Among Victims

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A further 393 deaths from coronavirus have been recorded in the UK over 24 hours – including that of a 19-year-old with no underlying health conditions.

The increase consists of 367 in England, 13 in Scotland, six in Northern Ireland and seven in Wales.

It brings the total number of coronavirus deaths in the UK to 1,801. The data are taken from each nation’s individual reporting.

Coronavirus (Photo: Statista)

Later on Tuesday afternoon, the Department for Health and Social Care tweeted that 1,789 people had died – 12 fewer than the four nations had cumulatively reported. The reason for the discrepancy was not immediately clear.

Meanwhile, as of 9am on Wednesday, 25,150 people in the UK had tested positive for the virus.

The NHS said that those who died in England between 5pm on Sunday and 5pm on Monday were aged between 19 and 98. 

All but 28 of the patients had underlying health conditions. The 19-year-old was the youngest of those who did not, with other previously healthy victims aged up to 91. 

Earlier in the day, the Office for National statistics revealed the virus had accounted for 1% of all deaths in England and Wales in the week ending March 20 – 103 cases in total.

Those figures included people dying outside of hospitals whose death certificates mentioned Covid-19, including in combination with other health conditions.

Infographics provided by Statista

Electronic bilboards displays a message warning people to stay home in Sheffield as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo: PA)


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