UK coronavirus death toll nears 30,000 as further 693 deaths recorded

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UK coronavirus death toll nears 30,000 as further 693 deaths recorded

(Source: Evening Standard)

The number of people who have died across the UK after testing positive for coronavirus has increased by 693 to nearly 30,000.

Dominic Raab announced at the Downing Street press conference that the death toll now stood at 29,427. This includes people who have died at hospitals, care homes and across the wider community. Earlier, it was announced that the death toll among hospital patients had risen by 433.

They include 366 people in England, 44 in Scotland, 26 in Wales, and 17 in Northern Ireland. Of the 21,750 confirmed reported deaths so far in hospitals in England of people who tested positive for Covid-19, 11,412 (52%) have been people aged 80 and over while 8,442 (39%) were 60-79. A further 1,732 (8%) were aged 40-59, with 153 (1%) aged 20-39 and 11 (0.05%) aged 0-19, according to NHS England.

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