The number of coronavirus hospital deaths in the UK has increased by 622.

NHS England has announced a further 522 deaths, Scotland confirmed another 64 deaths, the death toll in Wales rose by 30 and in Northern Ireland another 6 deaths were reported.

Yesterday the hospital death toll rose by 540 in the lowest Tuesday increase this year.

Last Wednesday, February 10, the hospital death toll increased by 739, the lowest increase on a Wednesday for six weeks.

It was the lowest Wednesday total since 556 deaths were reported on December 30.

By comparison, the tolls announced on recent Wednesdays were 856 on February 3, 1,130 on January 27, a pandemic record of 1,185 on January 20, 1,176 on January 13, and 831 on January 6.

The latest figures have been confirmed (file photo)
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Wednesday totals tend to be higher due to a lag in reporting fatalities at the weekend.

A further 522 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 80,115

Patients were aged between 24 and 103 years old. All except 20 (aged 33 to 91 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

Scotland has recorded 64 deaths from coronavirus and 1,121 positive tests in the past 24 hours, Scottish Government figures show.

It brings the death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – to 6,828.

Patients arriving at a hospital in London (file photo)
(Image: Mark Thomas/REX/Shutterstock)

The latest statistics show 194,269 people have tested positive in Scotland, up from 193,148 the previous day.

The daily test positivity rate is 5.2%, down from 6%.

There are 1,317 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, down 66 in 24 hours, and 99 patients are in intensive care, down one.

In Northern Ireland 297 individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.

Sadly, a further 6 deaths have been reported.

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