UK coronavirus death toll jumps by 204 as total hits 40,465

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The number of people who have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus has jumped by 204.

This takes the DHSC death toll to 40,465 but does not include all deaths involving Covid-19 across the UK, which is thought to have passed 50,000.

The DHSC said that as of 9am on Saturday there had been 5,438,712 tests, including 218,187 tests on 5 June, of which 1,557 were positive.

The department said a total of 284,868 people had tested positive.

The figure for the number of people tested has been “temporarily paused to ensure consistent reporting” across all methods of testing.