UK coronavirus hospital death toll rises to 33,212 after 23 additional reported deaths

The United Kingdom coronavirus the number of hospital deaths has risen to 33,212 after 23 additional deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

England reported 19 new deaths, Wales recorded three, Northern Ireland recorded one and Scotland reported no new deaths for the fourth day in a row.

The number of deaths announced on Monday is generally lower due to a delay in reporting deaths over the weekend.

The latest increase is the second lowest total announced on a lockout Monday after 21 deaths on June 22.

In the previous weeks, 32 deaths had been announced on June 15, 62 on June 8, 115 on June 1 and 77 on May 25. The largest increase on a Monday was 697 on April 13, as the United Kingdom was at the peak of its epidemic. .

UK coronavirus hospital deaths are on the brink (archive photo)

The official government balance sheet of 43,550 people in all settings, including nursing homes, will be updated later.

Another 19 people who tested positive for coronavirus died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals in England to 28,672, said NHS England.

The patients were aged 60 to 96 years. All of them had known underlying health problems.

Wales Public Health said three more people had died after being tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 1,507, while the total number of cases increased from 116 to 15,717.

Northern Ireland reported an additional death, bringing its total to 551.

There have been no deaths from people who tested positive for Covid-19 in Scotland for the fourth consecutive day, Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced.

Speaking at the Scottish government’s coronavirus briefing, she said the latest figures show no new deaths in the past 24 hours.

The total number of people who died under the measure remains at 2,482.

Sturgeon said five other people had tested positive for the virus since Sunday, bringing the total to 18,241.

A total of 740 patients were in Scottish hospitals with Covid-19 confirmed or suspected, down from 38 in 24 hours.

Of these, 10 were intensive care, a drop from three.

Sturgeon said: “This is the fourth consecutive day that no patient deaths confirmed by a test have been recorded in Scotland.

“Now, of course, two of those days have been weekends and we know that the recording can be artificially low on the weekends, and we could see more deaths recorded later this week.

“But there is no doubt that these recent figures demonstrate beyond any doubt Scotland’s progress in the fight against Covid and this is due to the efforts and sacrifices of everyone across the country.

“I want to thank you again sincerely for that.”

Meanwhile, Downing Street has dismissed concerns over the loosening of England’s foreclosure – including the reopening of pubs – which takes place on a Saturday.

The Prime Minister’s spokesperson said: “We trust the public to comply with the new rules on social distancing.

“Companies will only be able to reopen if they comply with Covid’s secure guidelines.

“The police obviously have a range of existing powers that they can use if they need to.”

The date of July 4 was “very clearly indicated” in the coronavirus roadmap released in May, the spokesman added.

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