Coronavirus: UK death toll rises by 70 to 42,515

Samuel Osborne
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 (Independent)
(Independent)

The UK’s coronavirus death toll has risen by 70, the government said, bringing the total number of deaths to 42,515.

The government said a further 14,162 lab-confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the UK, bringing the total to 554,275.

Separate figures published by the UK's statistics agencies show there have now been 58,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Separate figures show there were 2,944 Covid-19 patients in hospital in England as of Wednesday, up from 1,958 a week ago, while 376 Covid-19 hospital patients were in ventilation beds, up from 281 a week ago.

A total of 472 patients with confirmed Covid-19 were admitted to hospitals in England on Monday, compared with 308 a week earlier.

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