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UK coronavirus death toll rises by 789 in hospitals alone – up 550 from two weeks ago – Birmingham Live

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The UK coronavirus death toll has risen once again on Saturday after further deaths in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

NHS England updated its coronavirus daily death total, with health bodies in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland also updating the totals.

NHS England reports a further 625 COVID-19 hospital deaths occurring over 28 dates. 383 were reported last Saturday, 161 two weeks ago and 339 three weeks ago.

There were nine in Northern Ireland and 93 in Scotland.

There have been a further 2,373 cases of coronavirus in Wales, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 168,094.

Public Health Wales reported another 62 deaths, taking the total in Wales since the start of the pandemic to 3,919.

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These figures are based on the date tests were done, not the date test results were included on the system. The data is correct up to 9am on January 8.

Public Health Wales has urged people to consider day-to-day fluctuations with caution as “data flow issues” may affect the figures.

On Friday the UK recorded its highest number of Covid-19 deaths reported on a single day since the pandemic began.

The Government said a further 1,325 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, bringing the UK total to 79,833.

There were a further 68,053 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, the highest figure reported in a single day since the start of mass testing last May.

Cases were estimated to have been as high as 100,000 per day at the peak of the first wave in April.