UK coronavirus death toll passes 17,000 with another 823 deaths recorded

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Testing is continuing across the UK. Picture: PA

A further 823 people have died in the UK from coronavirus, officials announced today.

This brings the total UK death toll to 17,337 as of 5pm on Sunday, the Department of Health said.

Today’s jump in deaths is another huge daily increase, following 449 yesterday and 596 on Sunday.

The Department of Health also said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, a total of 397,670 people have been tested of which 129,044 tested positive.

NHS England announced another 778 deaths in hospitals in England, taking the country’s total to 15,607.

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