UK coronavirus deaths hit 36,393 as 351 more die – lowest Friday total in 8 weeks


CORONAVIRUS fatalities in the UK have risen to 36,393 after 351 more deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.

A total of 254,195 people have now tested positive for Covid-19 across Britain – up 3,287 cases from yesterday.

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Today's death toll refers to those who have died in all settings – including care homes, hospices and the wider community.

The latest rise in deaths confirmed by the Department of Health is bigger than it was yesterday, when 338 more deaths were logged.

Today's figures are a slight decline from last Friday's 384.

It's the lowest number of deaths recorded on a Friday in the UK for the last eight weeks.

In England, the total number of Covid-19 deaths rose to 25,388 today – up 121 from yesterday.

NHS England confirmed the patients were aged between 41 and 98 years old, and three had no known underlying health conditions.

In Scotland, a total of 2,245 patients have died after testing positive for coronavirus – up by 24 from yesterday.

In Wales, seven more deaths were recorded overnight, bringing the overall tally there to 1,254.

There have been three more deaths in Northern Ireland, bringing their death toll to 504.

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