More than 61,000 deaths involving Covid-19 have now occurred in the UK, new statistics show.
Figures published on Tuesday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show 54,609 deaths involving Covid-19 occurred in England and Wales up to October 16 and had been registered by October 24.
Separate figures published last week by the National Records for Scotland showed 4,376 deaths involving Covid-19 had been registered in Scotland up to October 18.
A total of 942 coronavirus-related deaths occurred in Northern Ireland up to October 16 and had been registered up to October 21, according to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.
Together, these figures mean that so far 59,927 deaths have been registered in the UK when Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, including suspected cases.
But since these statistics were compiled, a further 1,189 deaths are known to have occurred in the UK, according to additional data published on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.
The provisional number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 16 October 2020 (Week 42) was 10,534.
▪️ 580 more than Week 41▪️ 669 more than the five-year average for Week 42
— Office for National Statistics (ONS) (@ONS) October 27, 2020
In England, 1,044 Covid-19 deaths are known to have taken place between October 17 and 25, with 62 in Wales and 47 in Northern Ireland.
In Scotland, 36 deaths occurred between October 19 and 25.
When all these totals are added together, it means that so far 61,116 deaths involving Covid-19 have taken place in the UK.
The Government’s coronavirus dashboard updates each day after 4pm.
All figures are based on the most recent update, which took place on Monday afternoon.