The grim figure only includes those who died in hospital.
Joe Mellor |
The Department for Health and Social Care has published the latest coronavirus hospital death figures for the UK. There have been 847 new deaths, taking the total to 14,576.
All of these deaths occurred in hospitals across the UK. They do not take into account the people dying at home, in care facilities, hospices, or other locations outside of hospitals.
This is down slightly on yesterday’s grim figure, which was 861.
The Department of Health confirmed today that 108,692 people have tested positive for the deadly bug – up 5,599 from yesterday’s figures.
In England, 738 more deaths were recorded today, bringing England’s total death toll to 13,134.
UK volunteers could be given the first dose of a potential coronavirus vaccine within the next week, researchers say.