UK coronavirus deaths up by 155, taking total to 43,730

Coronavirus deaths in the UK are up by 155.
There has been a further 155 recorded coronavirus deaths - this is down from 171 deaths on the same day last week. Credit: PA

The UK’s coronavirus death toll has increased by 155, taking the number of deaths to 43,730.

The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) said 133,467 tests were dispatched, with 689 confirmed positive tests in the 24 hours up to 9am on June 30.

In comparison, last Tuesday it was announced 171 people had died and 874 people had tested positive for coronavirus.

Overall, a total of 9,426,631 tests have been carried out and 312,654 cases have been confirmed positive.

The figure for the number of people tested has been “temporarily paused to ensure consistent reporting” across all methods of testing.

The number of people tested has not been given for several weeks. One person may be tested several times.

It comes as no excess deaths were registered in England and Wales over a week for the first time since before the coronavirus lockdown was imposed, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

Ambulances response times for the most urgent call outs have improved but not hit their target. Credit: PA

The overall number of weekly registered deaths fell below the five-year average for the first time since the week ending March 13.

There were 65 fewer deaths registered in the week ending June 19 – 0.7% below the average number of deaths for this period over five years.


Public Health Wales said a further three people had died after testing positive for Covid-19, taking the total number of deaths to 1,510, while the total number of cases in Wales increased by 24 to 15,743.

Northern Ireland

There have been no further coronavirus linked deaths reported in Northern Ireland, with the toll recorded by the Department of Health remaining at 551.

There were three new cases of the virus confirmed, bringing the total in the region to 5,760.