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The UK coronary virus deaths hit 70,000 as a further 3,000 died in the space of a week


More than 70,000 deaths involving Covid-19 have now occurred in the UK, new figures show.

This is up from 67,000 weeks ago.

The total is based on the latest reports available on death registrations, along with more recent data on the Government coronavirus dashboard.

Figures released on Friday by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency show that 1,227 Covid-19 deaths occurred in Northern Ireland up to November 13, and were registered by November 18.

Separate figures published earlier this week by National Records of Scotland showed that up to November 15, 5,135 deaths involving Covid-19 were registered in Scotland.

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And a total of 59,549 coronavirus-related deaths occurred in England and Wales up to November 6 and were registered up to November 14, according to the latest Office for National Statistics report.

Taken together, these figures mean that 65,911 deaths have been registered in the UK to date where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

But since these statistics were compiled, a further 4,343 deaths are known to have occurred in the UK, according to additional data published on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.

In England, 3,957 Covid-19 deaths are known to have occurred between November 7 and 19, with 262 in Wales.

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In Northern Ireland 66 deaths occurred between November 14 and 19, while in Scotland 58 deaths occurred between November 16 and 19.

When all these totals are added together, it means that 70,254 Covid-19 deaths to date have occurred in the UK.

The Government’s preferred measure of the official death toll, which counts only those people who died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, is currently 54,286.

Earlier today, Department of Health daily figures indicated that Covid-19 claimed the lives of 511 other people in the UK.

This brought the Department of Health’s official death toll to 54,286.

22,287 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the latest daily figures from the Government department, down from 22,915 cases reported on Thursday.

A total of 1,473,508 have now tested positive since the onset of the pandemic.

Last Friday, 563 people were killed by the bug.

At that point that was the highest death toll on Friday since May 1, when 634 people died.

For comparison, 501 others lost their lives with Covid-19 in the UK yesterday, compared with 529 on Wednesday and 598 the day before.

Tuesday’s figure represented the highest single-day rise in Covid-19 deaths in the UK since May.

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