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Covid-19 death toll in UK increases by 338, bringing total to 36,042

Covid-19 death toll in UK stands at 36,042 as of 5pm on Wednesday. Credit: PA

A further 338 people in the UK with Covid-19 have died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community, taking the total to 36,042, according to the latest figures from the Department of Health.

In the 24-hour period up to 9am on Thursday, 128,340 tests were carried out or dispatched, with a total of 67,681 people tested with 2,615 positive results.

Overall a total of 3,090,566 tests have been carried out, and 250,908 cases have been confirmed positive.

NHS England announced 187 new deaths of people who tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 25,267.

Of the 187 new deaths announced on Thursday, 44 occurred on May 20, 73 on May 19 while 26 people died with Covid-19 on May 18

The figures also show 40 of the new deaths took place between May 1 and May 17, two deaths occurred in April and the remaining two deaths took place on March 29.

Public Health Wales said a further nine people have died after testing positive for coronavirus, taking the total number of deaths in Wales to 1,247.

NHS England announced 187 new deaths of people who tested positive for Covid-19. Credit: PA

Another 166 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 12,846.

A total of 2,221 patients have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Scotland, up by 37 from 2,184 on Wednesday.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said 14,856 people have tested positive for the virus, up by 105 from 14,751 the day before.

There are 1,318 people in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19, a decrease of 125.

Of these, 51 were in intensive care, a fall of two on the day before.

The number of people who have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland has risen to 501 after seven more deaths were reported by the Department of Health.

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