UK coronavirus death toll jumps by 412 as official figures nearly doubles hospital fatalities

Katy Clifton
UK coronavirus death toll jumps by 412 as official figures nearly doubles hospital fatalities

The number of people who have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus has jumped by 412, nearly double the number of hospital fatalities announced today .

The Department for Health said 37,460 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus as of 5pm on Tuesday, up from 37,048 the day before.

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In the 24-hour period up to 9am on Wednesday, 117,013 tests were carried out or dispatched with 2,013 positive results.

The figure for the number of people tested in the same period was unavailable for the fifth day in a row because of “technical difficulties”.

Overall a total of 3,798,490 tests have been carried out and 267,240 cases have been confirmed positive.

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