UK coronavirus death toll stands at 44,968 after 138 more fatalities

A member of staff cleans changing rooms at Charlton Lido Saturday 11 July.
A member of staff cleans the changing rooms at Charlton Lido. Credit: PA

A further 138 people have died after contracting coronavirus in the UK, bringing the total number of fatalities to 44,968, according the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

The figures do not include all deaths involving Covid-19 across the UK, which are thought to have passed 55,500.

The DHSC also said in the 24-hour period up to 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 398 lab-confirmed UK cases. Overall, a total of 291,373 cases have been confirmed.


A further 26 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths in hospitals to 29,103, NHS England said.

The patients were aged between 49 and 94 and one 71-year-old patient had no known underlying condition.

Another five deaths were reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.


No new coronavirus deaths have been reported in Scotland for the sixth day in a row, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

The First Minister told the Scottish Government’s coronavirus briefing that 2,490 patients have died in Scotland after testing positive for Covid-19, no change on last Wednesday’s figure.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, wearing a Tartan face mask during a visit to New Look in Edinburgh Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/PA

She said 18,368 people have tested positive for the virus in Scotland, up by three from 18,365 on Monday.

A total of 668 patients are in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19, up 67 from 550 the previous day, she added.

Of these 12 were in intensive care, up six in 24 hours.


Public Health Wales said a further two people had died after testing positive for Covid-19, taking the total number of deaths to 1,543.

There were 21 new cases, while its revised total for confirmed cases in Wales now stands at 16,836.

The total for confirmed cases is 209 fewer than the previous day’s figures because of “de-duplication”.