UK coronavirus deaths rise by 143, with cases up more than 17,000

Tom Batchelor

A further 143 people have died from coronavirus over the latest 24-hour period, the government has said, bringing the UK total to 43,018.

The government also confirmed that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 17,234 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 634,920.

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